Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162436
darcs buildrequires latex2html which does not exist on fc3
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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Description of problem:
darcs contains BuildRequires: latex2html
which dosent exist on fc3 / fe3
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpmbuild --rebuild darcs-1.0.3-2.fc3.src.rpm
Actual Results: error: Failed build dependencies:
latex2html is needed by darcs-1.0.3-2.el4.kb.i386
lates2html seems to be a FC4 package ( its there at : http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/4/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/ ) - but does not exist on FC3 ( http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/3/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/ ).
How did it get build for the FC3 Extras ?
No idea ;-) but thanks for catching this. :)
Actually it seems the buildrequires for generating docs are not needed
in practice AFAICT since the source tarball comes with
pre-generated html files anyway.
I removed the unneeded doc buildrequires in cvs now,
so it should get fixed the next time darcs gets built.
are there any build /root logs available ? be interesting to see.
I find it surprising that the buildsystem is ignoring a missing BuildRequires
and going ahead with the build anyway.
I believe that the yum-modified version of "mach" used in the current build
system ignores "yum install" failures and effectively ignores BuildRequires,
which fail to install [for various reasons].