Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52823
php should explicitly require curl
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of Problem:
trying to install php gives the error:
error: failed dependencies:
libcurl.so.1 is needed by php-4.0.6-7
the php RPM should explicitly require curl (e.g., "Requires: curl" in .spec
file) so that people aren't left to wonder where libcurl.so.1 is located or
what it is (in this case it is fairly clear, but nonetheless...)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
BuildPrereq: unixODBC-devel, pspell-devel, curl-devel >= 7.8, bzip2
the cur-devel cannot be installed without curl I believe this should be
sufficient unless the curl maintbot has done something odd
Try that and tell me if I can close this bug please
Those are two different things:
BuildPrereq: curl-devel >= 7.8
means that curl-devel needs to be installed on the box where the RPMs are built.
This bug is asking that:
be added, which would require that the curl RPM be installed on the target box
before the php RPM can be installed. The libcurl.so.1 dependency is created
automatically by the RPM build process.
I don't know if Red Hat has standards for this, but the libcurl.so.1 requirement
is sufficient, if the library is all that's required. Lots of other RPMs have
the same scenario. I think an explicit "Requires: curl" should only be there if
the curl RPM provides something the php RPM needs that the auto-dependency
generator doesn't find. My $0.02
I agree. In 99.9% of cases if you have a Build(Pre)?Req of foo-devel, you
should Require foo.
Incoming errata candidate in rawhide real soon now,.. check your local listings,..