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rpmbuild will scan Perl modules to find Perl dependencies, but it doesn't understand optional modules and its generated Perl module requirement list will often be wrong. How can I turn this feature off just for Perl dependencies, but leave the rest of the automatic features on? I've tried AutoReqProv: no but that appears to turn off all automatic dependency and provides scanning.

This is on CentOS 5.8 using RPM 4.4.2.3.

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/usr/lib/rpm/macros.perl

There are all global macros defined, you could define them to something that does nothing. Otherwise it will be most likely in the generic macros in the same directory.

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Thanks, I will give that a shot next time I build that rpm. –  Schwern Jan 16 '13 at 4:01

If you want to exclude specific file or dir from scan path for dependencies, try something like this:

%filter_requires_in %{_datarootdir}/%{name}/extra
%filter_setup

You can use following macros:

  • %filter_from_requires
  • %filter_requires_in

These are all macros from 'redhat-rpm-config' RPM package. For more information take a look in a file:

/usr/lib/rpm/redhat/macros
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