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rpmbuild and automatic dependencies (symlinks)

From: YuGiOhJCJ Mailing-List <yugiohjcj-mailinglist@laposte.net>
Date: Tue 26 Jul 2011 - 18:15:53 CEST
Message-Id: <20110726181553.3783ca9a.yugiohjcj-mailinglist@laposte.net>
Hello,

I create a RPM package containing this file :
/etc/mtab -> /proc/mounts

In fact this is a symlink to '/proc/mounts'.

So when I want to install this RPM package, there is a dependency :
# rpm -i fhstree-20090529-1.i686.rpm 
rpmdb: Build signature doesn't match environment
error: Failed dependencies:
	/proc/mounts is needed by fhstree-20090529-1.i686

A working solution, for the end-user, is adding the '--nodeps' option :
# rpm -i --nodeps fhstree-20090529-1.i686.rpm
error: failed to open /etc/mtab: No such file or directory

I can't create an other package providing '/proc/mounts' file because this file exists only when mounting the '/proc' special partition.

So, I would like to create my RPM package containing this symlink but remove the dependencies concerning symlinks.

I found this for my spec file :
AutoReqProv: no

But it doesn't solve my problem (I think 'AutoReqProv: no' just remove the automatic dependencies watching for executable scripts '#!' and binary files dynamic dependencies).

Is there a way to remove this dependency when building my RPM package?

Thank you.
Received on Tue Jul 26 18:15:57 2011
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