Bug 152989 - Missing prereqs in rpms
Missing prereqs in rpms
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-03-31 13:29 EST by Thomas Woerner
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-31 13:46:16 EST
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This patch fixes the prereqs: Going back to old RPMSENSE_PREREQ value. (697 bytes, patch)
2005-03-31 13:37 EST, Thomas Woerner
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Description Thomas Woerner 2005-03-31 13:29:45 EST
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Description of problem:
All packages built with rpm-4.4 and up do not mark prereqs as prereqs. This can result in wrong loop breakup in dependency loops, because it is not visible if the  removal of a relation will break pre scripts.

An example for this is module-init-tools, which has a prereq for coreutils. Both packages are in a dependency loop. If the dependency for coreutils will be removed from module-init-tools to breakup this loop, this will lead in an install error and maybe more problems.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compare rpms from fc3 and fc4 (example: module-init-tools)

Actual Results:  No prereqs

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Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2005-03-31 13:37:20 EST
Created attachment 112529 [details]
This patch fixes the prereqs: Going back to old RPMSENSE_PREREQ value.
Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2005-03-31 13:46:16 EST
Fixed in rawhide in rpm rpm-4.4.1-9 or newer.
Comment 3 Mike McLean 2005-03-31 14:24:07 EST
Given that jbj has repeatedly asserted that prereqs are ignored, I wonder if
this change is appropriate.

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