[ATrpms-users] Re: atrpms' docbook-utils requires X?!?
Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net
Tue Apr 20 17:51:02 CEST 2004
On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:46:15AM -0600, Oscar A. Valdez wrote:
> El mar, 20-04-2004 a las 04:34, Axel Thimm escribió:
> > use the following "poor man's package dependency checker":
> > rpm --test -e <package>, for example
> > rpm --test -e XFree86-libs
> > should tell you which package requires X.
> This also works:
> rpm -q --whatrequires XFree86-libs
That is the "poor man's EXPLICIT package dependency checker". ;)
I.e. it does not show packages that require entites offered as
"Provides", for example the shared libraries. Try the "--test -e"
method to see which packages really require XFree86-libs or one of its
rpm --test -e XFree86-libs 2>&1 | wc -l; rpm -q --whatrequires XFree86-libs 2>&1 | wc -l
> The answer is (on my system):
In principle this should be empty, but the last one. I'd consider the
rest harmless  packaging bugs.
 although given the xorg switch these explicit dependencies are
suddenly broken, and packages need to fix their explicit requirements
(i.e. drop them), and/or the xorg packages provide compatibility hooks.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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