Filtering requires/provides

Paul Howarth paul at
Thu Mar 2 17:34:02 UTC 2006

Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 11:17 +0000, Paul Howarth wrote:
>>Curious. I tried it on a Net-SSH-Perl package on FC4 and used:
> Is that package available somewhere online?

Not yet; I hope to submit one to Extras shortly.

>>%define bogusreqs 'perl(Crypt::RSA)\
>>%global reqfilt sh -c "%{__perl_requires} | %{__grep} -Fv %{bogusreqs}"
>>%define __perl_requires %{reqfilt}
>>and it did indeed remove all of the Crypt::RSA* deps (not that I 
>>actually wanted to do this, it was just for test purposes).
> Curious indeed.  I tried adding this to the top of perl-Net-SSH.spec in
> Extras devel branch in CVS:
> %define bogusreqs 'perl(IPC::Open2)\
> perl(IPC::Open3)'
> %global reqfilt sh -c "%{__perl_requires} | %{__grep} -Fv %{bogusreqs}"
> %define __perl_requires %{reqfilt}
> ...but after rebuilding the resulting SRPM on FC-4 and Rawhide the
> perl(IPC::Open*) dependencies were still there in both binary packages.

I was able to repeat this.

Moving the defines to %prep fixed it. Not sure why that worked.


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