Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152989
Missing prereqs in rpms
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:02 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compare rpms from fc3 and fc4 (example: module-init-tools)
Actual Results: No prereqs
Created attachment 112529 [details]
This patch fixes the prereqs: Going back to old RPMSENSE_PREREQ value.
Fixed in rawhide in rpm rpm-4.4.1-9 or newer.
Given that jbj has repeatedly asserted that prereqs are ignored, I wonder if
this change is appropriate.