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Re: How is RPMTAG_FILELINKTOS filled?

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Tue 28 Oct 2008 - 19:10:34 CET
Message-id: <2858DF36-2E90-4DD0-A6D2-D92B745AAB0B@mac.com>

On Oct 28, 2008, at 1:55 PM, Jeff Johnson wrote:

>
> I can also look at a means for disabling linktos on a per-case basis  
> from
> within a specfile if needed. But usually a modest KISS rethinking of
> what your goal with symlinks is will avoid the linktos pain too.
>

One last item:

If all else fails, put the missing symlink end-points in
	/etc/rpm/sysinfo/Providename
1-path perl line, to mask the dependency.

To mask parent directory dependencies, use
	/etc/rpm/sysinfo/Dirnames

Until parentdir/linktos get picked up by mainstream distro
packaging, with better *.rpm packaging as clear benefit, all that can be
done for the nonce is supporting sneaky hack-o-rounds to get @rpm5.org
functional using existing de facto quality packaging from
existing distro vendors.

73 de Jeff
Received on Tue Oct 28 19:10:59 2008
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