what about, lets say:

Requires(post): openssl >= 0.9.7f-4, /bin/cat

i would like to package openssl in the rpm , is that possible ?
or the standard way, is that if openssl is not installed, i just get an error, and have to manually install it?

I am taking example of openssh, so when i do yum -y install openssh , it installs the openssh-server and openssh-client and also executes/runs  the binary.


From: Jon Ciesla <limburgher@gmail.com>
To: Kamal Ahmed <kamal2222ahmed@yahoo.com>; Discussion of RPM packaging standards and practices for Fedora <packaging@lists.fedoraproject.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Fedora-packaging] Running installation shell script

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 8:22 AM, Kamal Ahmed <kamal2222ahmed@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it permissible to run a shell script, which has commands like:
> echo "Installing Development Tools"
> yum $YUMOPTS groupinstall "Development Tools"
> echo "Installing other packages"
> yum $YUMOPTS install python-devel.i386
> yum $YUMOPTS install postgresql84-server.i386 postgresql84-devel.i386
> postgresql84-python.i386
> # note: check install script that already exists. ask kamal.
> # Download and install other packages
> echo "Installing Asterisk"
> wget
> http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases/asterisk-10.2.1.tar.gz
> tar xvzf asterisk-10.2.1.tar.gz
> cd asterisk-10.2.1
> ./configure
> make
> make install
> chkconfig asterisk on
> in the %post  section ?

No, don't run rpm or yum in the spec, in any place.  If you need
packages installed to build, use BuildRequires.  If you need packages
installed to run, use Requires.


> Thanks,
> -Kamal.
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