Bug #49723 support-files/mysql.spec.sh has unwanted Perl dependencies
Submitted: 15 Dec 2009 20:32 Modified: 28 Sep 2010 20:04
Reporter: Timothy Smith Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Packaging Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.0+ OS:Linux
Assigned to: Jonathan Perkin CPU Architecture:Any

[15 Dec 2009 20:32] Timothy Smith
The RPM spec file (support-files/mysql.spec.sh) in our source tree does not include a fix for unwanted Perl dependencies.  This results in the following when trying to install RPMs on a host that does not have perl DBI installed:

error: Failed dependencies:
	libmysqlclient.so.15 is needed by MySQL-client-5.0.89-0.glibc23.i386
	libmysqlclient.so.15(libmysqlclient_15) is needed by MySQL-client-5.0.89-0.glibc23.i386
	perl(DBI) is needed by MySQL-client-5.0.89-0.glibc23.i386
    Suggested resolutions:

See also Bug#33248

How to repeat:
This can be seen with the "generic" RPMs that MySQL provides, e.g. from:


Install on a host that does not have perl DBI.

Suggested fix:
The "specific" RPMs, built with a different spec file, have a fix for this.  Just copy the fix from there.  The missing bit is:

  %undefine __perl_provides
  %undefine __perl_requires
[28 Sep 2010 15:16] Jonathan Perkin
This is fixed since 5.5.5, which was the first release to use the new unified RPM spec along with CMake-based releases.  The unified RPM spec includes the fixes from the old 'specific' spec file.
[28 Sep 2010 20:04] Paul DuBois
Noted in 5.5.5 changelog.

support-files/mysql.spec.sh had unnecessary Perl dependencies.