Broken deps in rawhide (coreutils)

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at
Wed Oct 22 19:41:00 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2014-10-22 at 12:48 -0600, Jerry James wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 12:41 PM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at> wrote:
> > I am pointing the finger right now at icecat. It seems to be providing
> > all the nss libraries and 'winning' the dependency. It's making all the
> > buildroots a good deal larger than they need to be, and possibly making
> > them link to the wrong nss/nspr, etc. ;(
> The icecat spec file needs something like this:
> %global __provides_exclude_from ^%{_libdir}/%{name}-%{version}

I tried that yesterday in a scratch-build. It didn't work. I've been too
swamped today to try another approach.

> And I believe that "Requires: nspr" and "Requires: nss" should be
> removed.  If icecat is linked against the system versions of those
> libraries, then the dependencies should be generated automatically.
> -- 
> Jerry James

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