So, while checking if there was going to be a FPC meeting today, a couple
points came up that seem as if they could use a bit of clarification:
* The internal dependency generator is not golbaly turned off; it is only
turned off when the filtering macros are actually invoked.
* Disabling the internal dependency generator is currently the only way to
enable the filtering of errant solib dependency information.
* File coloring only impacts us via multilib in the case of elf32/64
executable binaries (w.r.t. disabling the internal dependency generator).
* Clean, consistent autoreq/prov overriding is clearly needed: there are
hundreds of packages disabling the internal dep generator, hundreds more
with some form of req/prov filtering, and recent questions on
fedora-devel-list as to overriding this sort of dep.
In other words, to make these macros available globally will have no impact
on any package not explicitly using them. (Note the %expand macro being
used in %setup_filter) solib-provoked "provides" can be filtered from
packages not providing elf32/64 executable binaries without messing up
multilib. (That is, all arch-specific perl packages, pidgin/mysql/etc
plugin packages, etc.)
Is any of the above wrong? Are there any specific objections that would
prevent the adoption of this proposal, beyond bikeshedding?
Ex astris, scientia