Bug 1411629 - RFE: allow specifying PROVIDES for SRPM
Summary: RFE: allow specifying PROVIDES for SRPM
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Packaging Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2017-01-10 07:30 UTC by Pavel Raiskup
Modified: 2018-12-17 13:20 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-12-17 13:20:24 UTC
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Description Pavel Raiskup 2017-01-10 07:30:40 UTC
It looks like we have nothing similar to BuildProvides, so the SRPM has always
empty /INFO/PROVIDES "header".  E.g. it might be useful for
https://pagure.io/pungi/issue/500.

Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2017-01-10 08:03:54 UTC
I have trouble imagining what provides in an SRPM would semantically mean. As a place to stuff arbitrary stuff into, no thanks.

For packages flagging themselves as multilib (or not) there's bug 653744, discussion is welcome there.

Comment 2 Pavel Raiskup 2017-01-10 11:14:01 UTC
(In reply to Panu Matilainen from comment #1)
> I have trouble imagining what provides in an SRPM would semantically mean.
> As a place to stuff arbitrary stuff into, no thanks.

I could think of self-describing semantics by syntax, e.g.:

  Provides: multilib-build-marker(foo-libs)
  Provides: multilib-build-marker(foo-devel)

.. thus it would be more about RPM's policy to allow particular format?
Dunno, I kind of dislike this too.

> For packages flagging themselves as multilib (or not) there's bug 653744,
> discussion is welcome there.

Cool, thanks for the link.  I'll have a look.

Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2018-12-17 13:20:24 UTC
No legit dependency use-case has surfaced in a year and half, closing.


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