Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
On 03/24/2009 01:38 AM, Adam Stokes wrote:
> In my case python 2.4 requires an external package 'python-sqlite2'
> for the 2.0 api for sqlite3, whereas python 2.5+ provide this without
> the need for that extra requirement.
> My question is what is normally done about this when someone has to
> provide a package for both fedora(python 2.5+) and epel(python 2.4)?
> Is it proper to define this within the spec file?
yes of course.
do other stuff
*use proper syntax
The problem is that then makes the spec files very distro specific.
In some cases virtual provides take care of it - making
redundant. The RPM macros will detect that it is required, and take care
of it - but unfortunately that doesn't always work. It works a lot
better in recent versions of RPM than it use to though.