redhat abe

Enrico Scholz enrico.scholz at
Tue Feb 1 08:58:11 UTC 2005

rc040203 at (Ralf Corsepius) writes:

>> >> Although I love apt for its powerful configuration, I have to admit that
>> >> 'apt-get build-dep' is not very usefully in the rpm-world:
>> >> 
>> >> * it detects only the requirements which were used to build the src.rpm,
>> >>   but not the deps which will be required
>> > True, but ???
>> Ok, an example:
> [conditionals in RPM specs]
> Well, IMO, any rpm which is part of a distribution should be rebuildable
> by any arbitrary user/semi-newbie using 
> rpmbuild --rebuild ...
> without having to provide any specific flags.

The example does not violate that (e.g. think of using MySQL
vs. PostgreSQL where MySQL is the default option). Or, there are lot of
rpms with BuildRequires: influenced by the content of

I just said that BuildRequires: must not be determined by the header of
the src.rpm package.


More information about the fedora-devel-list mailing list