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On Tuesday 28 October 2008, Jeff Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What is conceptiually confusing aboy filelinktos (and parentdir)
> dependencies is that there is no change to package metadata content
> What is being done internally to rpm during install
> is to take RPMTAG_FILELINKTOS (and RPMTAG_DIRNAMES)
> string arrays and wrap the contents as if Requires: had been
> added to the spec file originally.
I already learned that much. :-)
I was interested in how RPM actually generates this implicit dependency,
especially concerning manual pages which are regular files and not links.
> Exercise left to lusers to find how to disable the functionality.
> Hint: its very not hard.
Thanks, I know where to turn it off. Thing is: I *want* it to be turned on
and look for a way on how to create better packages. I think this is
clearly a bug I introduced when packaging and not a fault with RPM, so
disabling the check will cover my bug, not fix it.
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Received on Tue Oct 28 18:35:22 2008