[Rpm-maint] Pruning self-dependencies?

Florian Festi ffesti at redhat.com
Fri Jul 6 10:26:02 UTC 2007

Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Jul 2007, Ville Skyttä wrote:
>> As for how many dependencies this would eliminate, running some quick 
>> queries
>> [0] against the Fedora primary sqlite metadata database told me it'd 
>> be about
>> 7.3% of all dependencies (9246/126066).  This is inaccurate (no 
>> versions in
>> dependencies taken into account etc) but I think it should be the correct
>> order of magnitude.
> Actually much of the benefit would be gained by just having createrepo 
> drop self-requires out of the metadata. That would have an immediate 
> benefit without requiring rebuilding the world. Of course you'd still be 
> downloading the dependency bloat in the rpm's themselves but now that 
> yum uses it's own depsolver doing this one the metadata level would 
> already be beneficial.
>     - Panu -

Except of a potential C vs Python issue I see no reason why that should be
the easier solution. Implementing it in rpmbuild would grant this benefit
for everyone and not only yum users. Rpmbuild also has a much better chance
to keep manually added requires.


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