[CM] snd 5.12

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue, 16 Jul 2002 11:37:54 -0700

> > Dependency Problem:
> > /home/bil/test/bin/guile is needed by snd-5-12
> Apparently RPM includes any scripts it finds in its search for dependencies,
> adding the script engine to its dependency list:
> > /usr/lib/rpm/find-requires
> > # Auto-generate requirements for executables (both ELF and a.out) and
> > # library sonames, script interpreters, and perl modules.
> > /usr/share/doc/rpm-4.0.4/CHANGES
> > scripts to /usr/lib/rpm <arjanv@redhat.com> (#44581).
> I can't find any way to turn this off (short of writing my own
> dependency list), so I have to make the scripts unexecutable before
> building the rpm files. I made a new set of snd-5-12 rpms.

There is another possible hack...

>    If your package contains perl scripts, then you may find a need to
>    get rid of a pesky Requires:. This can be done by writing a wrapper
>    script to filter /usr/lib/rpm/find-requires, something like
> 	#!/bin/sh
> 	/usr/lib/rpm/find-requires | sed -e 's/perl(XXX)//'
>    Mention the wrapper script in a SourceN: directive,
> 	SourceN: wrapper.sh
>    and add to your specfile
> 	%define __find_requires %SOURCEn
>    (note: n == N, substitute the correct number)
>    This is a bit clunky, but gets the job done for now. I'll probably
>    diddle up some spec file syntax in rpm to do the same filtering without
>    the wrapper.sh baggage pretty soon.

That redefines the meaning of the standard find-requires
script and would make it possible to "filter out" the unwanted
dependencies. Obviously a hack, of course. I just found some
docs on this at:


-- Fernando