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Bug 86605 - ncurses requires sharutils
ncurses requires sharutils
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncurses (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-03-26 06:47 EST by Michael A. Peters
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:04 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 5.3-5
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Last Closed: 2003-07-29 11:40:18 EDT
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Description Michael A. Peters 2003-03-26 06:47:40 EST
Description of problem:

I started going through the LFS project - bash would not statically compile.
Looked through their support list and found someone with the same problem
griping about how bad rpm was because he had that problem and it "fixed itself"
when he installed glibc-devel from the CD but that rpm had lied and told him
glibc-devel was already installed and he had to force install it - then it worked.

That made zero sense to me (I've been using RPM for awhile) - but thinking about
it, I though that perhaps the problem was ncurses-devel needing to be updated
for the glibc patch you guys just put out.

Installed the ncurses src.rpm, updated the release by one, built it, installed
it, all problems went away.

So - you probably need to update the ncurses rpm's so that people trying Linux
From Scratch can at least finish the first step - compiling static bash ;)

And while you are at it - add
BuildRequires: sharutils

to the ncurses spec file.
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-03-26 14:09:59 EST
As a part of the distro process the distro is normally rebuilt from scratch
numerous times. The scenario you're describing, though I think is unlikely (the
glibc modifcations should be compatible), is possible-- will check it out.

In the meantime, I *know* it will get rebuilt for the next release, so I'm
changing the summary to reflect part two of your bug report.
Comment 2 Thomas E. Dickey 2003-05-17 20:36:01 EDT
ncurses doesn't depend on sharutils.
without loss of redundancy, it doesn't depend on Fortran, CORBA or other things that are
obviously unrelated.
Comment 3 Michael A. Peters 2003-05-18 18:29:30 EDT
rpmbuild -bb ncurses.spec
< build completes just fine>
rpm -e sharutils
< remove sharutils package >
rpmbuild -bb ncurses.spec

output -
+ zcat /home/mpeters/rpm/SOURCES/patch-5.2-20020216.sh.gz
+ sh
sh: line 4261: uudecode: command not found
gzip: ncurses-5.2-20020216.tar.gz: No such file or directory
gzip: ncurses-5.2-20020216.tar.gz: No such file or directory
sh: line 18666: uudecode: command not found
gzip: ncurses-5.2-20020216.patch.gz: No such file or directory
+ echo 'Patch #2 (ncurses-5.2-20020218.patch.gz):'
Patch #2 (ncurses-5.2-20020218.patch.gz):
+ /bin/gzip -d
+ patch -p1 -s
This file doesn't appear to be the 1.670 version -- patch anyway? [n]

(waits for input - bad exits if you hit enter, hunks fail if you respond y)

up2date -i sharutils
(sharutils installs)

rpmbuild -bb ncurses.spec

ncurse rpm builds, no prompts or issues.

That is what a BuildRequires tag is for, correct?

Sorry to be so synicle - but before saying sharutils isn't needed as a
BuildRequires (it isn't to run the software) - try removing sharutils and
building Red Hat's spec file.
Comment 4 Thomas E. Dickey 2003-05-18 18:48:45 EDT
not exactly - I hadn't noticed that uudecode was tacked onto sharutils,
and since the bug report omitted detail, I couldn't guess.
Alternatively, you could use the bzip2'd patch.
Comment 5 Eido Inoue 2003-07-29 11:40:18 EDT
There is a BuildRequires for sharutils in 5.3-5

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