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

Enrico Scholz enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Thu Jun 22 11:20:34 UTC 2006

ville.skytta at iki.fi (Ville Skyttä) writes:

> Note that no matter if the *.pc file is actually every used by anything,
> there's always the issue of installing stuff into unowned dirs if the
> dependency is not there (%{_libdir}/pkgconfig in this case), which is an
> explicit MUST no-no in the current review guidelines.

Can be solved by a 'pkgconfig-filesystem' package providing only this
directory. Similar issue exists for /usr/share/aclocal & friends which
is more problematic because the owning package brings in a huge and
often unneeded perl dependency.

Perhaps it's time to think about a 'filesystem-development' package
providing filesystem structure for development packages.


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