Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 802483
Unnecessary requirement on mysql-libs
Last modified: 2017-08-05 01:59:23 EDT
The current postfix packages contain an unnecessary excplicit requirement on mysql-libs. This was dropped from the Fedora packages in 2010, but after el6 was branched. For anyone that has a need to use the MySQL packages from upstream, it makes postfix difficult to install, as installing mysql-libs along with the MySQL\* packages from upstream is not wise.
The mysql-libs requirement should be dropped. The automatic rpm deps already pick up libmysqlclient.so.16(), so the explicit mysql-libs requirement is redundant.
Created attachment 569597 [details]
I think we could drop more.
Indeed. That looks to cover most of what Miroslav dropped from the Fedora packages a while back¹. The requires on setup >= 2.5.36 was dropped there too, and may be worth dropping in the RHEL packages. RHEL5 has 2.5.58, RHEL6 is on 2.8.x. But that's not one that should cause anyone any trouble.
Thanks for taking a look Jaraslav.
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