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Bug 1117912

Summary: rpm: Add support for recommends generation
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Mikolaj Izdebski <mizdebsk>
Component: rpmAssignee: packaging-team-maint
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 21CC: jzeleny, novyjindrich, packaging-team-maint, pknirsch, pmatilai
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Last Closed: 2014-08-18 07:41:35 EDT Type: Bug
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Description Mikolaj Izdebski 2014-07-09 11:40:01 EDT
Please implement automatic generation of recommends in rpmbuild. I can provide a patch if needed.

RPM 4.12 alpha supports manual recommends specification it spec files, but doesn't support recommends generation via file classifiers (rpmfc). I believe that this feature is necessary in order to fully utilise the power of soft dependencies.

In Java and dynamic languages automatic dependency generation plays an important role. Java SIG would like [1] to use this feature to for generating optional pagckage dependencies.

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[1] https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/java-devel/2014-April/005183.html
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2014-07-10 02:45:14 EDT
This has been implemented upstream already but its unclear at this point whether/when that work will be pulled into 4.12.x.
Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2014-08-18 07:41:35 EDT
Fixed in rpm >= 4.12.0-0.beta1.1.fc21.1