An updated redhat-rpm-config package that fixes several bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The redhat-rpm-config package is used during building of RPM packages to apply various default distribution options determined by Red Hat. It also provides a few Red Hat RPM macro customizations, such as those used during the building of Driver Update packages.
Previously, when building two RPM packages, where one depended on symbols in the other, the Driver Update Program (DUP) generated "Provides" and "Requires" symbols that did not match. This bug has been fixed, and these symbols are now generated correctly by DUP in the described scenario.
If two kernel modules had a dependency, where one module referred to a function implemented by the other, the symbol reference was built incorrectly. As a consequence, the package that contained the module that depended on the other module, could not be installed. A patch has been provided to address this issue, and symbol references are now generated correctly in the described scenario.
Driver Update Disks now include additional dependency information to work with later releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, in which a small change to installer behavior will impact only newly-created Driver Update Disks. Disks made previously are not affected by this update.
Users of redhat-rpm-config are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs and adds this enhancement.