[TriLUG] RPM spec file... Requires: init(foo) ??
rangerrick at befunk.com
Thu Aug 17 23:29:26 EDT 2006
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Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> That syntax isn't the same as what Aaron posted so I'm
> not sure it is the same. I took a look at all the spec files
D'oh! You're right.
However, looking at it, I'm assuming it's kind of like RPMs that provide
perl(XML::API) or whatever. It's just a convention used for defining
certain types of provides/requires.
I expect that wherever that spec file was made, they had custom stuff in
their find-depends scripts included in RPM to auto-generate init-script
dependencies, or something else goofy like that.
In a requires: line, that syntax doesn't mean anything, it's just
another string. You could "Provides: shoe(size10)" probably and still
have it work, and if a package Requires: shoe(size10) it will work. :)
Benjamin Reed a.k.a. Ranger Rick
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