[Fedora-packaging] Re: -devel rpms with pkgconfig files should 'Requires: pkgconfig'

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Wed Jun 21 17:27:25 UTC 2006

Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 11:02 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> Bear in mind, however, that the difference between a full install (many
>> GB's) and pkgconfig (< 100K) is monumental.
> True, I'm addressing mentality.
> We've got two differing opinions on this, would anybody else like to
> chime in?

I think that if the usual method of using a -devel package is by using 
its .pc file with pkgconfig, then pkgconfig should be a dependency of 
that package. If the .pc file is provided as a convenience but most 
users of a particular -devel package don't use it, then don't add the dep.


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