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Bug 452477 - rpmbuild --rmsource should not check dependencies
Summary: rpmbuild --rmsource should not check dependencies
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-23 10:25 UTC by Stepan Kasal
Modified: 2018-04-11 09:40 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-11 15:59:55 UTC

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Description Stepan Kasal 2008-06-23 10:25:27 UTC
Description of problem:
$ rpmbuild --rmsource --rmspec SPECS/hal.spec
error: Failed build dependencies:
        dbus-devel = 0.22 is needed by hal-0.4.2-8.EL4.x86_64

I just wanted to remove the files brought in by an unfortunate rpm -i hal*.src.rpm
Neither --rmsource nor --rmspec should check the BuildRequires.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

mcepl is also annoyed by this bug^H^H^Hfeature.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2008-06-24 17:51:15 UTC
Attaching a --nodeps transparently to --rmsoure is no harder than

    echo "rpmbuild alias --rmsource --rmsource --nodeps" >> ~/.popt

But feel free to be annoyed if you're too lazy to configure the tools that you use. That works too.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 02:27:36 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2009-01-11 15:59:55 UTC
Indeed, checking for build dependencies only when removal of sources/spec is needed is a pure nonsence.

It is now fixed upstream.

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