Bug 109336 - find-requires.perl is easily confused and a bit needy
Summary: find-requires.perl is easily confused and a bit needy
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm-build (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-06 22:03 UTC by Bishop Clark
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-27 15:22:41 UTC
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Description Bishop Clark 2003-11-06 22:03:09 UTC
Description of problem:
/usr/lib/rpm/find-requires.perl creates requirement lists that include
conflicting packages.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. In my case, produce a mod_perl application, or port one, that can
be used in MP1 and MP2.  This requires code like the following:

use constant MP2 => $mod_perl::VERSION >= 1.99;
if (MP2) {
    require Apache::Const;
    Apache::Const->import(-compile => qw(:common));
    use ModPerl::Registry ();
else {
    require Apache::Constants;
    use Apache::Registry ();

2. package this code
3. attempt to install this code.
Actual results:
The resulting package, if find-requires.perl is used, requires BOTH
perl(Apache::Registry) and the replacement perl(ModPerl::Registry),
and they both cannot be installed concurrently.

Expected results:
On Mod_Perl 2 systems, where Registry is in ModPerl, --requires would
conceivably only include that requirement.  The converse would be true
for MP1-based systems.

Additional info:

Nah, I've not got high hopes on this one.  I mean, the workaroudn of
hand-compiling requirements lists is an option, if a terribly
distasteful one.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-12-27 15:22:41 UTC
find-requires.perl is pure mechanism, some feeble regex's
run across *.pl files. There's no way to guess (nor should
there be) complicated semantics of alternate names for
identical functionality.

WONTFIX as in very hard problem.

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