Bug 109934 - perl.req produces extra requirements for "=<<" blocks
perl.req produces extra requirements for "=<<" blocks
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-11-12 23:27 EST by Chen Xiangyang
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-28 10:13:15 EST
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A patch to perl.req (477 bytes, patch)
2003-11-12 23:30 EST, Chen Xiangyang
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Description Chen Xiangyang 2003-11-12 23:27:06 EST
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Description of problem:
A bug in /usr/lib/rpm/perl.req causes rpm to generate extra
requirements for perl scripts:  if a perl script contains variable
definitions like this:

$INFO =<<"_INFO";
You can
use this script to test the bug in perl.req

And if the block contains a line beginning with "use "(ignoring
leading spaces and tabulars), perl.req will generate requirement like


The bug should exist in older versions of rpm.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.write a perl script that contains a block described in the
'description', save it as 'test.pl'
2.run 'echo test.pl | /usr/lib/rpm/perl.req

Actual Results:  the result contains a line like:


Expected Results:  no such lines

Additional info:

You can test it using the source rpm MySQL-4.0.16-0.src.rpm from
www.mysql.com, rpmbuild will generate requirements like


for the MySQL-client and MySQL-bench rpms.
Comment 1 Chen Xiangyang 2003-11-12 23:30:36 EST
Created attachment 95938 [details]
A patch to perl.req
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2003-12-28 10:13:15 EST
Added to CVS, should be in rpm-4.2.2-0.8 and later.

Note that perl.req is being phased out, replace with
perldeps.pl {--provides|--requires}
Comment 3 John Flanagan 2004-05-12 00:27:23 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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