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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Why does obs handle Require vs Require(post) differently
  • From: UkJung Kim <>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:04:31 +0900
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Thanks for your reply. I understood.

In my understanding, I'm not sure my understanding is correct or not,
post-build-checks ignores package dependencies for installation test,
but I guess 'Requires(post)' packages are required for pre/post
installation scriptlets tests.

I hope it can be configurable that 'Requires' or 'Requires(post)' installation.


2012/12/13 Michael Schroeder <mls@xxxxxxx>:
On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 05:19:42PM +0900, UkJung Kim wrote:
I observed that,
if I use 'Requires: b' in a.spec, obs does not install b package while build
But if I use 'Requires(post): b' in a.spec, obs install b package while
build a.

My question is that why obs handles 'Require' and 'Require(post)'

Normally they shouldn't get installed at all, as they are runtime
dependencies. But for SUSE builds we do some post-build package
checking and one of the checks is if the built packages are installable
or not. As installing the packages executes the pre/postinstall
scriptlets, we need to have the Requires(post) packages installed
for that check.

(Actually it should be configurable in the project config if the
Requitre(post) packages should get installed or not, but I haven't
added that option yet.)


Michael Schroeder mls@xxxxxxx
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF Jeff Hawn, HRB 16746 AG Nuernberg
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