Bug 1117912 - rpm: Add support for recommends generation
rpm: Add support for recommends generation
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2014-07-09 11:40 EDT by Mikolaj Izdebski
Modified: 2014-08-18 07:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-08-18 07:41:35 EDT
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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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
4.11.90-0.git12844.5.fc21

[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

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