skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Tue Apr 14 16:05:59 UTC 2009
On Tue, 14 Apr 2009, Tom Lane wrote:
> Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> writes:
>> Matthias Saou wrote:
>>> +# We'll need to find a better way to do this once RHEL6 comes out
>> A "better way" that I use is:
>> BuildRequires: /usr/include/tcpd.h
>> Works everywhere.
> I think this is discouraged by guidelines because it makes the depsolver
> work *much* harder to figure out which package the require actually
> resolves as. At least I know I've been told to avoid it when practical.
> Of course, maybe fixing that is just a small performance fix in rpm ...
It doesn't make the depsolver work harder. It makes the user/builder
download all the filelists metadata to do this look up - so it is a pain
for users on slow/bad connections.
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