chris.stone(a)gmail.com ("Christopher Stone") writes:
> It is stupid and in most times redundant to add blindly a
> dependency just because a README tells that a certain version is
pear packages adhere to very strict standards and versioning
requirements is part of that. All pear packages are very specific
about versioning requirements.
Again: rpm does not allow to require a certain program (PHP) version;
you can require a certain package version only.
And btw; packaging guidelines are handling this case already:
| First, if the lowest possible requirement is so old that nobody has a
| version older than that installed on any target distribution release,
| there's no need to include the version in the dependency at all.
| As a rule of thumb, if the version is not required, don't add it just
| for fun.
Please do not ask me to lower the quality standards that pear
expect by not providing this information in my spec files.
You are not lowering quality standards when unneeded and non-working
things like "Requires: php >= 4.2" will be omitted.