Bug 132702 - rpmbuild resolves dependancies when removing source package
Summary: rpmbuild resolves dependancies when removing source package
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Version: 2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-09-16 01:31 UTC by Peio Popov
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-16 07:02:33 UTC
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Description Peio Popov 2004-09-16 01:31:08 UTC
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Description of problem:
When removing source rpm packages build dependancies (BuildPrereq) are
resolved and if they are not present the package can not be removed.

[root@fedora SPECS]# rpmbuild --rmsource --clean  postfix.spec
error: Failed build dependencies:
        db4-devel is needed by postfix-2.0.18-4
        openssl-devel >= 0.9.6 is needed by postfix-2.0.18-4

In my opinion when somebody is trying to remove a source package or
clean the build root the build perequisites are not used and required.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Remove some or all *devel* packages.
2. Install any src.rpm package
3. Try to remove it using rpmbuild.

Actual Results:  The sources, the build root and the .spec file could
not be removed because of failed dependancies.

Expected Results:  I would expect that if I am not able to build the
package I should have the ability to remove it. 

Additional info:

If I comment the BuildPrereq it would act as expected:
sed -i~ -e �s/^BuildPrereq/#BuildPrereq/� packet.spec

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-16 07:02:33 UTC
Add --nodeps to disable.

Comment 2 Peio Popov 2004-09-16 12:32:35 UTC
Thank you and sorry for the unnecessary report. 
The --nodeps option is not in the man page for rpmbuild and thats why
I haven't tried it.

Thank you once again.

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