Bug 151716 - Build-time dependencies not mentioned in BuildReq tags
Summary: Build-time dependencies not mentioned in BuildReq tags
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mgetty   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Maros Barabas
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Reported: 2005-03-21 20:21 UTC by Binand Sethumadhavan
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:05:57 UTC
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2005-03-22 02:51 UTC, Binand Sethumadhavan
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Description Binand Sethumadhavan 2005-03-21 20:21:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
Mgetty SRPM has a number of buildrequires which are not mentioned in the specfile. The errors are apparent only very late in the build process.

imake: from XFree86-devel
gccmakedep: from XFree86-devel, but due to a bug in that package (#132121), Mgetty needs XFree86 as well.
tetex-dvips: For dvips, which is used to build mgetty.ps from mgetty.dvi in the doc subdirectory of the source tree. Without this, the %doc processing of the package fails.

Mgetty SRPM is needed to build mgetty+sendfax; as even in U4 I cannot see mgetty-sendfax package in my satellite (#112034).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. download Mgetty SRPM from ftp.redhat.com
2. rpmbuild --rebuild mgetty-*.src.rpm
3. wait for the build to fail.

Actual Results:  Mgetty build fails

Expected Results:  brand new mgetty-*.i386.rpm's

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-03-21 21:05:09 UTC
I will add the buildrequires for tetex-dvips to the next release. 

But is the root problem that the mgetty-sendfax package is not in RHN ?

All mgetty subpackages are submitted to our RHEL-3 distribution and 
should be on the RHEL-3 CD ISOs. 

I've contacted the RHN team to ensure that they on on RHN also.

If you are having a problem accessing the mgetty RPMS, they can all be
downloaded from:


Comment 2 Binand Sethumadhavan 2005-03-22 02:50:33 UTC
Here is how RHN looks like right now (9:50 PM EST, 3/21/2005).

Comment 3 Binand Sethumadhavan 2005-03-22 02:51:18 UTC
Created attachment 112200 [details]
RHN screenshot

Comment 4 Dennis Gregorovic 2005-03-24 05:20:48 UTC
bug #112034 covers the issue of the mgetty sub-packages not being in RHEL 3 (I
just reopened it). Let's keep this ticket focused of the BuildRequires issues.  

Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:05:57 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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