File check-for-self-provides.diff of Package rpmlint

From: Ludwig Nussel <>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:54:18 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] check for self provides

--- | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

Index: rpmlint-rpmlint-1.11/
--- rpmlint-rpmlint-1.11.orig/
+++ rpmlint-rpmlint-1.11/
@@ -874,6 +874,10 @@ class TagsCheck(AbstractCheck.AbstractCh
         obs_names = [x[0] for x in pkg.obsoletes()]
         prov_names = [x[0].split(':/')[0] for x in pkg.provides()]
+        for p in pkg.provides():
+            if p[0] == and not p[1]:
+                printError(pkg, 'unversioned-explicit-self-provides', p[0])
         for o in (x for x in obs_names if x not in prov_names):
             printWarning(pkg, 'obsolete-not-provided', o)
         for o in pkg.obsoletes():
@@ -1219,6 +1223,10 @@ objects should thus not be depended on a
 in the containing package.  Get rid of the provides if appropriate, for example
 by filtering it out during build.  Note that in some cases this may require
 disabling rpmbuild's internal dependency generator.''',
+'''This package provides it's own name explicitely, which might break
+upgrade path. self-provides are autogenerated. Remove the provide.''',
 for i in ("obsoletes", "conflicts", "provides", "recommends", "suggests",
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