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Bug 9093 - RFE: rpm should attempt to catch certain errors with dependencies at build time
RFE: rpm should attempt to catch certain errors with dependencies at build time
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm-build (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-02-03 08:41 EST by Oliver Jones
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-21 14:40:49 EST
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Description Oliver Jones 2000-02-03 08:41:56 EST
RPM will happily build an rpm from a spec file that contains:

Provides: webserver mod_perl
Conflicts: apache apache-devel mod_perl

And then it will complain that mod_perl conflicts with the package when you
install it.  This confuses the user because mod_perl isnt installed.  RPM
shouldn't let you do such stupid things.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-02-07 16:58:59 EST
Currently it's the responsibility of the packager to "Don't do this". It's
not possible at this time to identify all (or even most of the important)
problems like this at build time. SOmeday ...
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-02-21 14:40:27 EST
Changing component (and summary)
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2002-08-07 16:12:10 EDT
I don't believe that the problem of detecting self-conflicting
packages is generally solvable, nor even sufficiently solvable
to attempt a fix.

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