On Tue, 23 Nov 2004, Carwyn Edwards wrote:
Tom Diehl wrote:
>On Tue, 23 Nov 2004, Aurelien Bompard wrote:
>>When I saw that an update for slang was available, I issued an apt-get
>>install slang, and thought that it would pull slang-devel too. It didnt:
>># rpm -qR slang-devel
>>slang = 1.4.9
>You are getting confused.
Nope, you are :-) The
OK, I see. :-)
"I issued an apt-get install slang, and thought that it would pull
.. is a red herring. He already has slang _and_ slang-devel installed
and expected the dep resolution on "apt-get install slang" to force an
upgrade of slang-devel too. Because the dep in slang-devel is only on
the version and not the release of slang it didn't force the update.
Sounds like a packaging problem to me.
The question was - should the slang-devel "Requires:"
specify just a
version dep or both version and release? Peronally I think you're better
off with a full epoch:version-release dep between the devel->parent as
quite often build time options are enough to mangle autogenerated
I think in this case you are correct, although I thought (obviously
incorrectly) that the automagic dep generator in rpmbuild would have taken
care of such a case.