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Re: [opensuse] Compiling a metalink client - aria2 - impossible
  • From: Philipp Thomas <philipp.thomas@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 15:20:50 +0100
  • Message-id: <tjsin2d56db1b6l7v21ebbdfm7q04vovr1@xxxxxxx>
On Wed, 6 Dec 2006 20:46:26 +0100 (CET), Carlos E. R. wrote:

>The nice thing about rpms is that they solve the dependency problem
>telling you straight away which other rpms are needed to install this
>one.

They usually *don't* tell you the rpms but rather the libraries
missing.

> It is absurd to say that a certain file is needed without specifying
>the exact rpm needed.

Rpm can't know the name of the rpm containing a certain library unless
that name has been hardcoded into the spec file which in turn is
frowned upon.

The right way to do it is to let rpm determine the requirements and
provisions by itself (AutoReqprov). Determining the rpm(s) needed to
resolve dependencis is a job for tools like YaST, smart or apt.

Philipp
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