perl provides and requires from the same package

Miroslav Suchý msuchy at
Wed Feb 18 16:40:57 UTC 2009

Matej Cepl wrote:
> On 2009-02-18, 14:38 GMT, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>> The packager thinks this is OK, I think that they should be 
>>> filtered out. Could we have a second opinion, please ?
>> Pedantically speaking, they should not be there, but they don't 
>> do much harm (but to bloat the rpmdata bases) -- which is one 
>> reason why there is no requirement to filter them out.
> I think the problem, is that neither specifies what "they" are.  
> IMHO, Provides should stay and Requires go.

But I would like to state, that if something should be changed, it 
should not be the spec file itself. But it should be reported as bug to 
I'm not going to report it, since I'm still unsure what should be 
correct way.

Miroslav Suchy
RHN Satellite Engineering, Red Hat

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