[CentOS-devel] apr-devel and httpd-devel packaging problem

Wed Jul 2 13:27:46 UTC 2008
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

James Antill wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 23:57 +0200, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>> Morning,
>> we seem to have a packaging problem with httpd-devel.x86_64 and
>> apr-devel.x86_64.
>> If you install httpd-devel on an x86_64 machine, apr-devel is required
>> by this package.
>> It then goes on to install apr-devel - but the i386 version.
>  This is an ongoing problem in yum/rpm/Fedora/etc. where packages want
> arch deps. but rpm does not yet offer them (very new rpm fills in
> %{_isa} to solve this problem).
>  Atm. it's not really a packaging problem or a yum problem, although you
> can work around it by using a file dep. in the package ... or by doing
> excludes in yum (or telling yum to install apr-devel.x86_64 by hand).
Of course, we don't change the upstream requires "on purpose" so by 
policy we can't do this :D

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