Bug 112384 - rpm and serial tags dependancy resolutiuon problem
rpm and serial tags dependancy resolutiuon problem
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-12-18 13:37 EST by Simon Goodall
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-18 13:52:46 EST
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Description Simon Goodall 2003-12-18 13:37:11 EST
Description of problem:
Building rpms with a Serial number defined causes problems with
library core / devel pair (or even debuginfo). The devel package will
not see the core package as compatible when the tag is there. Removal
of the tag fixes this problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RPM 4.2.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a spec file for a library with the Serial tag
2. Build rpms
3. Try and install devel rpm after the core rpm has been installed (or
at the same time)
Actual results:
 Complaints about incorrect dependancies

Expected results:
 Devel package should install no problem 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-12-18 13:52:46 EST
BTW, Epoch: is the preferred syntax for Serial: for years. Yes
they are treated as synonyms.

If the libraray has an epoch, then the epoch must be specified
in the -devel package.

That means if the main pkg has, say,
    Name: foo
    Epoch: 42
    Version: 1.0
    Release: 1
then the -devel dependency needs to bre written
    Requires: foo = 42:1.0-1

This is the behavior in 4.2.1 and later.

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