Packaging Committee Meeting Summary (2010-02-03)

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Mon Feb 8 21:16:54 UTC 2010

On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 12:54:56 -0800, Adam wrote:

> On Mon, 2010-02-08 at 10:36 -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > You might like to install additional packages before actually running
> > the rpmbuild -bs, but rpm has no way of expressing this kind of
> > "SourceBuildRequires".
> By default, rpmbuild -bs fails if BuildRequires aren't present.

Which is the reason, why tools like mock build the first src.rpm
with -bs --nodeps, ... but this has been changed more than a year
ago. Since then -bs implies --nodeps.

> This
> suggests that the existing expectation in RPM is that BuildRequires
> *are* SourceBuildRequires.

Sure, but that doesn't help much if the buildsys needs to create a
src.rpm from just the spec file. Since the spec file's BuildRequires
become the src.rpm's Requires, it's a chicken-and-egg problem.

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