How to define package 'provides'

Tech Support support at
Tue Mar 21 14:10:30 UTC 2017

I guess that what I'm really asking is how do I get the rpm of Perl modules
to provide a list of specific CPAN modules? I tried adding  the following
line to the spec file without success.


    Provides: /opt/VBSPerl/bin/perl, perl(Asterisk::AMI), perl(Carp),
perl(DBI), perl(FindBin), perl(lib), perl(strict)



John V.



From: Rpm-list [mailto:rpm-list-bounces at] On Behalf Of Stuart
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:17 AM
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Subject: Re: How to define package 'provides'


On 03/20/2017 10:04 AM, Tech Support wrote:


    What I'm trying to do is build two rpms. The first one is a local
library of Perl modules, and the second one is a fax application that relies
on the Perl modules. The problem that I am having is that I am getting an
error when I try to install the second application rpm like so:


error: Failed dependencies:

        /opt/VBSPerl/bin/perl is needed by fax-2.3-82.x86_64

        perl(Asterisk::AMI) is needed by fax-2.3-82.x86_64  


The first rpm contains the path to the Perl interpreter and the
Asterisk::AMI Perl module so that's not the problem.  I can get around the
error by using the -nodeps option when trying to install the module, but
that really doesn't solve the problem. To me, I see two solutions, the first
one where I define the Perl module rpm as providing the dependencies, and
the second one where the application rpm is built but doesn't check for
dependencies. To me, the first option is the better answer. I tried the
first option in the Perl library spec file but, but that didn't fix it. 


Provides: /opt/VBSPerl/bin/perl, perl(Asterisk::AMI), perl(Carp), perl(DBI),
perl(FindBin), perl(lib), perl(strict)


I also tried the following in the application spec file without success.

AutoReqProv: no

Autoreq: no

%define __find_requires %{nil}  



I'm really stumped here, and I know that the answer is probably going to be
something obvious. If anyone has any insight at all, I would greatly
appreciate it.

The first step is to see what your rpms are actually requiring and

rpm -qp --provides fax-2.3-82.x86_64.rpm
rpm -qp --requires fax-2.3-82.x86_64.rpm

repeat for your perl module rpm.

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