On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 04:02:33PM -0300, Sergio Belkin wrote:
> 2010/9/14 Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger(a)gmail.com>:
> > On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 09:10:31PM -0300, Sergio Belkin wrote:
> >> Hi Fedora people!,
> >> I have been reading
> >> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Explicit_Requires
> >> It says that we should avoid explicit requires...
> >> I want to make sure that I understood it. Is an "explicit
requires" is both:
> >> 1) A full package: eg: mysql-libs
> >> 2) A versioned library file:libmysqlclient.so.16.0.0
> >> So, the right way should be:
> >> Requires: libmysqlclient.so
> >> Please fix me if I misunderstood that.
> > No. Listing a library in a Requires: tag at all is an explicit requires.
> > ie:
> > Requires: libmysqlclient.so
> > is also not allowed.
> > RPM is generally good about discovering what libraries a program needs to
> > run. So it will find that your program needs libmysqlclient.so.16 and
> > create a Requires on it automatically. You do not need to list it in your
> > package if this is the case.
> > -Toshio
> Thanks Toshio, can we say that explicit == added by hand ==
> non-automagical ;-) ?
That would be accurate. I've added a sentence to the Guideline:
Explicit Requires are Requires added manually by the packager in the spec
Hope that helps,