Problems in the varnish-4.0.0 rpms

Ingvar Hagelund ingvar at
Wed Apr 23 01:27:38 CEST 2014

I should have reported this by trac, but it is down at the moment. 

There are some serious build errors in the rpm packages of varnish-4.0.0 from the repository. 

Consider the following; varnish should _not_ provide things like, libncurses or /bin/bash !!! This breaks the rpm database. It should be fixed as soon as possible. 

$ rpm -qp --provides varnish-4.0.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm 
varnish = 4.0.0-1.el6 
varnish(x86-64) = 4.0.0-1.el6 

This is caused by a small typo/bug in redhat/find-provides. The script calls the system's find-requires. It should call find-provides. Also the correct path is /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/find-provides, from the redhat-rpm-config package on redhat and derivates, though the path in the script may be available by historical reasons, or perhaps for compatibility with other rpm based distributions. 

Fixing the script will fix the bug. This would also make the explicit provides of LIBVARNISHAPI for various versions unnecessary, so they should be removed as well. I proposed adding these as a workaround in an earlier trac bug, since I didn't catch the script bug in tp2+. That workaround was dropped in verbatim, though it was hard coded for 64bit, which is yet another bug, though only visible on 32bit systems. 

Since all this happens in the rpm package only, the easiest way out is fixing the script by adding a patch to the rpm, fixing those other bits, bump the rpm Release tag, and then you only need to roll new rpm packages. A complete release should no be necessary. 


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