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Bug 82271 - mkinitrd SRPM needs, but doesn't BuildRequire, dietlibc
mkinitrd SRPM needs, but doesn't BuildRequire, dietlibc
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-01-20 13:34 EST by Ed Blackman
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-26 10:51:48 EST
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Patch that fixes the problem (365 bytes, patch)
2003-01-23 20:37 EST, Ben Woodard
no flags Details | Diff
patch that fixes the problem (360 bytes, patch)
2003-01-23 20:45 EST, Ben Woodard
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Ed Blackman 2003-01-20 13:34:53 EST
Description of problem:
The mkinitrd source rpm requires dietlibc to be present to build, but does not
specify that BuildRequires: dietlibc (or /usr/bin/diet).  If it's not present
during build, the following errors occur:

make[1]: Entering directory `/home/bob/rpmroot/BUILD/mkinitrd-3.4.28/nash'
diet cc -Wall -DVERSION=\"3.4.28\" -g   -c -o nash.o nash.c
make[1]: diet: Command not found
make[1]: *** [nash.o] Error 127


Processing files: mkinitrd-3.4.28-1
error: File not found: /home/bob/rpmroot/tmp/mkinitrd-root/sbin/nash
error: File not found by glob:

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure dietlibc package is not installed.
2. Attempt to rebuild mkinitrd source RPM.
3. Observe errors.
Comment 1 Ben Woodard 2003-01-23 20:37:37 EST
Created attachment 89559 [details]
Patch that fixes the problem

Noticed the same problem here.
Comment 2 Ben Woodard 2003-01-23 20:45:10 EST
Created attachment 89560 [details]
patch that fixes the problem

Figured out that it is not just a build require it is a full fledged require.
Comment 3 Ben Woodard 2003-01-23 20:48:07 EST
This problem is also in the Phoebe beta and so we should fix it before 8.1 comes
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-23 20:58:48 EST
Umm, no.  It's linked statically, so it's definitely not needed at runtime.  And
the build time dep can't be added because dietlibc doesn't exist on all arches
and rpm doesn't have the concept of arch colouring for build deps.
Comment 5 Ed Blackman 2003-01-23 21:19:00 EST
No arch coloring of build dependencies?  Then what is this fragment of the
kernel-2.4.18-18.8.0.src.rpm spec file doing?  Isn't this exactly the kind of
thing that would be needed for mkinitrd?

%ifarch s390 s390x
BuildRequires: gcc >= 2.95.3
%ifarch %{all_ppc}
BuildRequires: gcc >= 2.96-75
BuildRequires: gcc >= 2.96-98
Comment 6 Erik Troan 2003-01-26 10:51:48 EST
that bit in the kernel doesn't work the way it should -- the dependencies don't
get coded in the header (though you could argue it's better then nothing I guess).

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