Bug 152989 - Missing prereqs in rpms
Summary: Missing prereqs in rpms
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-03-31 18:29 UTC by Thomas Woerner
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-03-31 18:46:16 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
This patch fixes the prereqs: Going back to old RPMSENSE_PREREQ value. (697 bytes, patch)
2005-03-31 18:37 UTC, Thomas Woerner
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Description Thomas Woerner 2005-03-31 18:29:45 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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

Actual Results:  No prereqs

Additional info:

Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2005-03-31 18:37:20 UTC
Created attachment 112529 [details]
This patch fixes the prereqs: Going back to old RPMSENSE_PREREQ value.

Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2005-03-31 18:46:16 UTC
Fixed in rawhide in rpm rpm-4.4.1-9 or newer.

Comment 3 Mike McLean 2005-03-31 19:24:07 UTC
Given that jbj has repeatedly asserted that prereqs are ignored, I wonder if
this change is appropriate.

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