BR mingw32-filesystem

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Wed Nov 26 13:22:47 UTC 2008

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 01:51:43PM +0100, Farkas Levente wrote:
> hi,
> as all mingw32-x packages
> BuildRequires:  mingw32-filesystem
> wouldn't be possible to automatically add it somehow to all packages?
> on the other hand should this BR be version? in case of automatic R is
> version then yes, but then each time the mingw32-filesystem package
> update we've to update each mingw32-x spec file which is a nightmare!:-(

No we don't.

Each MinGW package should depend on mingw32-filesystem >= VERSION
where VERSION is the minimum version required.

For example, if some feature was added to mingw32-filesystem version
40 in order to support mingw32-foo -- for example, if an extra
'Provides(somedll)' was added to support mingw32-foo -- then
mingw32-foo would have:

  BuildRequires: mingw32-filesystem >= 40

and would stay like that until another feature was added to support
mingw32-foo (if that ever happened).


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