rpm and mono

Jakub Bogusz qboosh at pld-linux.org
Sun Jul 15 18:39:27 CEST 2007

On Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 11:24:19AM -0400, Jeff Johnson wrote:
> On Jul 15, 2007, at 7:45 AM, Jakub Bogusz wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 10:44:59AM +0200, Łukasz Jernaś wrote:
> >> Hello.
> >>
> >> I just want to drop a note here that current mono-find-requires  
> >> doesn't find
> >> libraries p-invoked from mono assemblies. They can be partially  
> >> get from
> >> monodis --moduleref <assembly> but some sort of mechanism for  
> >> pulling the
> >> complete soname would be needed, because just the name of the lib  
> >> is included
> >> in the output from the previous command. Any hints?
> >
> > We can read ${dllname}.config and determine dll->soname aliases.
> > But there is a problem with translating sonames to rpm Requires - they
> > are arch-dependent (because of "()(64-bit)" suffix on most 64-bit
> > systems with 64-bit mono).
> >
> If you send me a test case, I'll get you a patch to rpm.

Well, it's not (directly) rpm problem.
And mono dependency generators are part of mono, not rpm.

1. We can safely generate (arch-dependent) soname dependencies for
arch-dependent dotnet* packages (those with glue ELF libraries, like
gtk-sharp, or gnome-sharp, which started this discussion).
mono-find-requires script can detect mono version basing on monodis
(or libmono.so) ELF type.

2. if we decide to generate soname dependencies for some noarch
dotnet* package, it won't by noarch any longer.

Jakub Bogusz    http://qboosh.pl/

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