[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ RPM and its dependencies

David Wragg david at rabbitmq.com
Thu Aug 4 15:20:59 BST 2011

Massimo Paladin <Massimo.Paladin at cern.ch> writes:
> RabbitMQ RPM requires erlang which is provided by a lot of
> sub-packages.

The Fedora/EPEL erlang RPM only got separated up into many packages
relatively recently (about a year ago, I think).  So depending on the
sub-packages would limit which releases of distributions our RPM will
work on.
So, in order to support a wide range of distributions, our RPM still
depends simply on "erlang".

I expect we will reconsider this one day, but it is probably still too
early today.

(Unlike RPM, dpkg supports disjunctions of dependencies, so our Debian
packages don't present this dilemma.)

David Wragg
Staff Engineer, RabbitMQ
VMware, Inc.

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