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Is there any way to filter from Provides and Requires everything included in a file? I have to generate this at the end of %install.

The instructions provided for EPEL don't work, at least for EPEL5. Something like this (from Marcela Maslanova) would be better:

# Filter unwanted Requires:
cat << \EOF > %{name}-req
%{__perl_requires} $* |\
  sed -e '/perl(the)$/d'

%define __perl_requires %{_builddir}/perl-ldap-%{version}/%{name}-req
chmod +x %{__perl_requires}

--Verdurin 10:09, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Please note RPM 4.9 allows new filtering style that takes precedence over the %filter_* style. E.g. Perl packages already use it. Ppisar

There are some formatting problems in:

$ rpm -qp foo-1.0-1.x86_64.rpm  
foo = 1.0-1.fc19
foo(x86-64) = 1.0-1.fc19


The rpm call should be

rpm -qp --provides foo-1.0-1.x86_64.rpm

--Evgeni (talk) 08:39, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

In the recommended command, %{libdir} is not correct, it should be %{_libdir} instead:

%global __provides_exclude_from ^(.%{libdir}/%{name}/*\\.so|%{_datadir}/myapp/.*)$

--Nalimilan (talk) 14:45, 24 September 2018 (UTC)