Bug 461183 - Possible issue with Requires: ncurses
Possible issue with Requires: ncurses
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libpfm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: William Cohen
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Reported: 2008-09-04 15:04 EDT by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2013-03-11 13:39 EDT (History)
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Proposed patch to make libpfm-devel have correct dependency (1.28 KB, application/octet-stream)
2009-04-08 09:59 EDT, William Cohen
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Description Dave Malcolm 2008-09-04 15:04:29 EDT
Description of problem:
The description of libpfm-devel has this text at the end:
"Requires: ncurses"

Is this meant to be in the %description as text, or should this have been processed as package dependency metadata?

rpm -qR doesn't show a requirement on ncurses, FWIW

(FWIW, spotted by rpmlint's tag-in-description test, which has this description, which may or may not be appropriate in this case: "Something that looks like a tag was found in the package's description. This may indicate a problem where the tag was not actually parsed as a tag but just textual description content, thus being a no-op. Verify if this is the case, and move the tag to a place in the specfile where %description won't fool the specfile parser, and rebuild the package.")

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1. rpm -qi libpfm-devel
Comment 1 William Cohen 2009-04-08 09:59:41 EDT
Created attachment 338711 [details]
Proposed patch to make libpfm-devel have correct dependency

This patch should move the requires so it isn't assumed to be part of the description for libpfm-devel.
Comment 2 Frank Ch. Eigler 2013-03-11 13:33:51 EDT
Low priority, but trivial patch available.

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