Another round of testing calls. (redhat/openssh.spec)

James Ralston qralston+ml.openssh-unix-dev at
Thu Oct 25 07:24:18 EST 2001

On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Pekka Savola wrote:
> 3) Building appears to rely on the existance of openssl >= 0.9.6
> (OPENSSL_free function).  Mark the requirement there.

Don't say:

    Requires: openssl >= 0.9.6


    Requires: openssl
    Conflicts: openssl < 0.9.6

The former means "this package requires openssl, and will work with
any version of openssl from 0.9.6 on, through the rest of eternity".
That's not what you mean.

The latter means "this package requires openssl, but doesn't work with
versions of openssl less than 0.9.6".  That's what you mean.

(The same applies for PreReq.)

James Ralston, Information Technology
Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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