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Bug 100916 - Make rpmbuild warn when explicit __find_requires (etc) ignored.
Make rpmbuild warn when explicit __find_requires (etc) ignored.
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-07-26 22:41 EDT by Ralph Loader
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-29 08:57:28 EDT
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Description Ralph Loader 2003-07-26 22:41:52 EDT
rpmbuild now seems to use builtin generation of requires (& provides).

This silently breaks .spec files that attempt to modify the requires generation
by changing __find_requires.

It would be nice if this breakage was not silent.  Something like:

if __find_requires is changed and _use_internal_dependency_generator != 0 then
print a warning message.

Alternatively, maybe overriding __find_requires could automagically turn off the
internal dependencies.

BTW there are some packages in severn that have been bitten by this (e.g.,
libao).  Not sure how many.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-07-29 08:57:28 EDT
I disagree. %__find_requires needs to be removed entirely, will
happen at my earliest opportunity.
Comment 2 Steven Roberts 2005-09-06 04:34:43 EDT
Curious as to why you are thinking of removing __find_requires.  we use this
often on custom rpms to filter out bogus deps.  an Example:
the RPM includes samples or example or contrib binaruies that require lots of
extra packages to run but the core/real parts of the RPM itself run just fine
without the other packages.  so if we can't filter out these "bogus" deps then
we would have to install using --nodeps which is not a good thing in my mind.

or is there some other option?

which setting _use_internal_dependency_generator to 0 fixed things for me.

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