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Re: glibc dependencies in SVN binary RPMs / RH 7.x

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2004-01-17 19:25:31 CET

On Sat, 17 Jan 2004, Martin Baute wrote:

> Now, the issue. subversion-python-0.36.0-8282.rh7x.i386.rpm depends
> on swig-1.3.16-1.i386.rpm and the corresponding runtime. These, in
> turn, depend on a glibc-2.3... which is unavailable for RH 7.3.

Are you sure? I just logged on to my RedHat 7.3 build machine:

$ rpm -q glibc
glibc-2.2.5-43
 
> The thing is, the dependency is not even *necessary* - on the server,
> http://summersoft.fay.ar.us/pub/subversion/bin/0.32.1/redhat-7.x/,
> I found RPMs of the *exact same* swig version that are *not* depending
> on a post-2.2 glibc, and installed on my server just fine.
>
> When doing the next RPM packaging, please take care that you do not
> needlessly introduce dependencies on newer packages that might not
> be available for the poor chaps stuck with old servers.
>

Now if you are running something older than RedHat 7.3 I could understand.
But I'm not sure where you are getting that glibc-2.3 dependency. I don't
see that anywhere unless I'm missing something.

Back when I had a RedHat 7.2 machine to build/test I tried my subversion
built from RedHat 7.3 and it worked. However something may have changed
and that might not be the case now.

In any event, to "fix" it you could just recompile from the source RPMs
and everything should work great.

If I mis-understood or am missing something, please let me know.

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