Bug 979143 - rpm -q --provides perl has superfluous output
rpm -q --provides perl has superfluous output
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jitka Plesnikova
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-27 14:21 EDT by Paul Sand
Modified: 2015-01-12 01:40 EST (History)
11 users (show)

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Description Paul Sand 2013-06-27 14:21:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Giving the command "rpm -q --provides perl" produces two lines for "charnames":

perl(charnames) = 1.30

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
perl RPM is perl-5.16.3-265.fc19.x86_64

How reproducible:
Give the command 
rpm -q --provides perl, grep for charnames

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Give the command rpm -q --provides perl | grep 'perl(charnames)'

Actual results:
perl(charnames) = 1.30

Expected results:
perl(charnames) = 1.30

Additional info:
I suspect this is an RPM packaging problem.
Comment 1 Petr Pisar 2013-06-28 02:54:04 EDT
Thank you for the report. This is caused by unicore/Name.pm redefining charnames module for internal purposes. We shall skip this file when scanning for provides.
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-08-12 07:50:12 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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Comment 4 Petr Pisar 2015-01-12 01:23:59 EST
This insufficiency in the rpmbuild. It does not merges autogenerated and manually specified dependencies.

We usually corrects this harmless discrepancies manually. However with perl.spec which produces tens of subpackages, the manual approach is not sustainable. Therefore perl package contains these glitches you reported.
Comment 5 Petr Pisar 2015-01-12 01:40:22 EST
This needs to be fixed on rpmbuild level. See rpm bug #678605.

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