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Bug 81385 - rpmdeps adds paths to provides of an rpm
Summary: rpmdeps adds paths to provides of an rpm
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: phoebe
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-08 19:12 UTC by ajs
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-08 22:29:46 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
provides result (deleted)
2003-01-08 22:09 UTC, ajs
no flags Details
requires result (deleted)
2003-01-08 22:11 UTC, ajs
no flags Details

Description ajs 2003-01-08 19:12:31 UTC
Description of problem:
rpm-build generates odd 'provides' listing.  Some libraries have relative or
absolute paths in the output of
find /var/tmp/rpm-buildroot -type f | xargs /usr/lib/rpm/rpmdeps --provides. 
This causes all of the libraries provided by the package to not satisfy the
requirements found by rpmdeps --requires.  The rpm thus does not install on the
system on which it was just built.

With rpm-build-4.1-1.06 there were no paths and the rpm would install.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -q rpm-build: rpm-build-4.2-0.25.1

I can get rpmbuild to do it with an RPM I build of our local Matlab
installation.  I'm having trouble getting other packages to do it.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpmbuild -bi mza-matlab.spec
2. find /var/tmp/mza-matlab-6.5-buildroot -type f | xargs /usr/lib/rpm/rpmdeps
--provides | sort --unique
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-01-08 22:02:29 UTC
I need more details to even begin to guess what's happening.

Can you attach the output of rpmdeps --rpmfcdebug, and point
out the specific file/dependency that is not being generated?

Comment 2 ajs 2003-01-08 22:09:41 UTC
Created attachment 89220 [details]
provides result

result of 'find /var/tmp/mza-matlab-6.5-buildroot -type f | xargs
'/usr/lib/rpm/rpmdeps --provides | sort --unique > mza-matlab.provides

Comment 3 ajs 2003-01-08 22:11:23 UTC
Created attachment 89221 [details]
requires result

result of 'find /var/tmp/mza-matlab-6.5-buildroot -type f | xargs
/usr/lib/rpm/rpmdeps --requires | sort --unique > mza-matlab.requires'

Comment 4 ajs 2003-01-08 22:18:47 UTC
Notice that the provides script says that the rpm provides e.g.
'../../bin/glnx86/' while the requires script wants
'' and ''.  All of the lines in the provides
result that have paths in them generate complaints when I try and install the rpm.

I'm in the process of getting the output of 'rpmdeps --rpmfcdebug'

Comment 5 ajs 2003-01-08 22:27:15 UTC
the output of 'find /var/tmp/mza-matlab-6.5-buildroot -type f | xargs
/usr/lib/rpm/rpmdeps --rpmfcdebug > mza-matlab.rpmfcdebug 2>&1' is about 3 1/2
Meg.  Do you still want it as an attachment?

Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 2003-01-08 22:29:46 UTC
Ick. I can see lots of packaging problems here.

Add to spec file (or to build system configuration)
    %_use_internal_dependency_generator 0
    %__find_requires /usr/lib/rpm/find-requires
    %__find_provides /usr/lib/rpm/find-provides

and you'll be autogenerating dependencies
the Good Old Way.

You will lose per-file dependencies, and file
classes/colors, but I very much doubt that you care.

Comment 7 Jeff Johnson 2003-01-08 22:31:46 UTC
The --rmfcdebug indicates which files generated
which dependencies.

The next step is to examine readelf -a
output, looking for anomalies.

Comment 8 Jeff Johnson 2003-01-08 22:34:04 UTC
Note if adding to spec file you want
    %define __find_requires /usr/lib/rpm/find-requires

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