[Rpm-maint] Turning off rpmlib(FileDigests)?

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Mon Nov 23 10:48:22 UTC 2009

On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Axel Thimm wrote:

> Hi,
> releated to my previous post: Since I cannot use RHEL5's rpmbuild to
> package symlinks and the package in question is a cross-distribution
> package anyway (it just has two dangling symlinks as selectors to
> dependencies), I built it with F11/F12's rpmbuild.
> But this adds a dependency on rpmlib(FileDigests), and therefore the
> package does not work on RHEL5 and older.
> Is there a way to turn this off? Similar to the
>  rpm \
>  --define "_source_payload       w9.gzdio" \
>  --define "_binary_payload       w9.gzdio" \
>  --define "_source_filedigest_algorithm  1" \
>  --define "_binary_filedigest_algorithm  1" \
>  ...
> trick to get old-style hashes and compression for use on older rpm
> systems?

Um, the above "trick" wrt source/binary filedigest algorithms is exactly 
what avoids the rpmlib(FileDigest) dependency :) Just note those macros 
only have effect at build-time, so s/rpm/rpmbuild/ in the above.

 	- Panu -

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