RPM: Turn off automatic dependency generation

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Tue Aug 7 05:58:27 UTC 2012

On 08/07/2012 06:48 AM, jupiter wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't want rpm to check dependencies, I don't specify anything on
> requires tag on spec, but the rpm installation still check the
> dependencies (I know I can run --nodeps, but I don't want to add any
> additional tag for others to install).
> I've read the document in section of turn off automatic dependency
> generation, and I tried to add "%define __find_requires %{nil}" to the
> spec, but package is still check dependencies.  I even commented out
> check dependencies on /usr/lib/rpm/find-requires, not work either.
> Appreciate any help for how to turn off rpm dependency check.
> Thank you.

Disabling dependency generation is almost always a bad idea. Rpm doesn't 
invent those dependencies out of the blue: they are required for running 
the software, and swiping them under the carpet wont make the software 
work without them. Eliminating/fixing specific problematic generated 
dependencies is what you want to do instead, generally.

Generated dependencies can be disabled per-package with "AutoReq: 0" in 
the spec, but the real question is: why do you want to do this?

	- Panu -

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