[CentOS-devel] Centos 5.3 dependency check?

Markus Falb

markus.falb at fasel.at
Sun Apr 5 11:41:31 UTC 2009

Hugo van der Kooij wrote:

> It seems that a package is now added to perl in Centos 5.3 that was not
> there before.
> So a dependency on perl-MIME-Base64 will fail because that package now
> seems to colide with perl itself. (SIGHHHH)
> How can I change my spec file to list the requirement only for
> Centos/RHEL 5.x where x < 3?

hmm. strange enough:
# cat /etc/redhat-release 
CentOS release 5.2 (Final)
# rpm -q --whatprovides 'perl(MIME::Base64)'

maybe the conditional requirement is not necessary. try a:
Require: perl(MIME::Base64)

best regards,

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