Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1248200
drop circular dependency device-mapper-libs → device-mapper
Last modified: 2015-07-29 18:50:54 EDT
Description of problem:
This dependency pulls in device-mapper for any packages linking to the device mapper libs. According to the changelog, this was done because of udev rules, but the rules as in device-mapper, so the dependency is not necessary.
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This is still all correct as far as I can see.
If you are using udev on your system, core libdevmapper functionality relies upon those udev rules e.g. to create new device nodes in /dev. The udev rules in turn use dmsetup.
The libs got separated into a different package because of multilib.