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authorMark Hatle <>2017-08-15 14:56:57 -0500
committerMark Hatle <>2017-08-15 16:37:08 -0500
commit69e4dc0bc108fb6567c80e7b029aaf85e30df4f0 (patch)
parentd255f1889c7ceba5343a54f9c0dc22e67472965a (diff)
rpm: Disable perl dependency generationmgh/rpm_dep_regression
When rpmdeps files a perl script, it attempts to determine what it provides and what it requires. Often the requires are incorrect, within the context of Wind River Linux. This results in an error that DNF is unable to install a package due to one or more unresolved dependencies. In RPM5 we had disabled this behavior, the alternative is to require that all perl scripts be 'complete', in that they only require things they absolutely need and that OE provides. If we ever enforce that, this commit can be reverted. Until they fall back to prior behavior (which also matches ipkg and deb style packages.) Signed-off-by: Mark Hatle <>
2 files changed, 33 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/meta/recipes-devtools/rpm/files/0001-perl-disable-auto-reqs.patch b/meta/recipes-devtools/rpm/files/0001-perl-disable-auto-reqs.patch
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000..a6c58699d3
--- /dev/null
+++ b/meta/recipes-devtools/rpm/files/0001-perl-disable-auto-reqs.patch
@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+perl: disable auto requires
+When generating automatic requirements, it's possible for perl scripts to
+declare 'optional' dependencies. These seem to often be incorrect and will
+cause installation failures in OE. Instead of fixing the perl scripts, it
+was decided it is better to simply disable the automatic dependency
+generation. This matches the behavior from the previous RPM5 implementation.
+Upstream-Status: Inappropriate [OE specific configuration]
+Signed-off-by: Mark Hatle <>
+Index: git/fileattrs/perl.attr
+--- git.orig/fileattrs/perl.attr
++++ git/fileattrs/perl.attr
+@@ -1,3 +1,3 @@
+-%__perl_requires %{_rpmconfigdir}/perl.req
++#__perl_requires %{_rpmconfigdir}/perl.req
+ %__perl_magic ^.*[Pp]erl .*$
+ %__perl_flags exeonly
+Index: git/fileattrs/perllib.attr
+--- git.orig/fileattrs/perllib.attr
++++ git/fileattrs/perllib.attr
+@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
+ %__perllib_provides %{_rpmconfigdir}/perl.prov
+-%__perllib_requires %{_rpmconfigdir}/perl.req
++#__perllib_requires %{_rpmconfigdir}/perl.req
+ %__perllib_magic ^Perl[[:digit:]] module source.*
+ %__perllib_path \\.pm$
+ %__perllib_flags magic_and_path
diff --git a/meta/recipes-devtools/rpm/ b/meta/recipes-devtools/rpm/
index 513b56995e..d3d042ff6c 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-devtools/rpm/
+++ b/meta/recipes-devtools/rpm/
@@ -42,6 +42,7 @@ SRC_URI = "git:// \
file://0002-Run-binary-package-creation-via-thread-pools.patch \
file://0003-rpmstrpool.c-make-operations-over-string-pools-threa.patch \
file://0004-build-pack.c-remove-static-local-variables-from-buil.patch \
+ file://0001-perl-disable-auto-reqs.patch \
PV = "4.13.90+git${SRCPV}"