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Re: [SLE] library dependency?
  • From: Philipp Thomas <pth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 19:16:16 +0100
  • Message-id: <mjlisu8r6pst3bngrt81knlgqt7fio6vpr@xxxxxxx>
Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx> [Wed, 6 Nov 2002 14:44:55 +0100]:

>On Wednesday 06 November 2002 10.46, John Pettigrew wrote:

>It seems insane to use major, minor *and* revision number as soname. Even a
>minor bugfix update would require a lot of rebuilding, or to keep the entire
>version number intact. That doesn't seem like a good use of version numbers.

Complain to the openssl folks, they must have had a reason.

>In any case, Quick fix: rebuild SuSE's openssl, and edit openssl.spec to add
> on the "Provides" line. That should make rpms dependency
>checker shut up.

Yes, with a hack like that it would work, but that's just papering over
the real problem. If done right, rpm *will* find what a package
needs/provides. With 'AutoReqProv: on' in the spec file, rpm should
figure out itself, what a package provides or needs.

>Note that it's rpm that's complaining, not the dynamic linker.

And it's IMNSHO most probably checkinstall that got the requires wrong.


Philipp Thomas work: pthomas@xxxxxxx
Development SuSE Linux AG private: pth@xxxxxxxxx

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