trouble with library dependency when main package depends on -libs subpackage

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Fri Nov 29 21:13:19 UTC 2013

On Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:26:20 -0700, Eric Smith wrote:

> I'm having a bit of trouble with RPM dependencies.  I'm trying to package
> faifa, which manages HomePlug AV interfaces.  There's a library (libfaifa)
> and two executables, faifa and hpav_cfg.  I'm putting the executables in
> the main package (faifa), the shared library in a -libs subpackage, and the
> headers in a -devel subpackage.  I have both the main package and -devel
> subpackage depending on the -libs subpackage, both using the line:
> Requires:       %{name}-libs%{_isa} = %{version}-%{release}
> When I attempt to install the main package, it says that there's an
> unsatisfied "Requires:" even if I already have the
> -libs subpackage installed.
> I'm sure I've overlooked something in the packaging guidelines and other
> relevant documentation, but I can't seem to figure out how to fix this.
> Any assistance will be much appreciated. My spec and SRPM are at:

Query the built packages with "rpm". Verify the Provides in the -libs
package. Use "rpmls" to display the contents of the -libs package.
Make sure the shared lib is executable at the end of %install.

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