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

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Wed Jun 21 16:02:39 UTC 2006

Jesse Keating wrote:

> On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 08:45 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> Please don't force app packagers to
>> have to figure out if their ./configure script(s) use this macro or not,
>> I'd much rather things "just work".
> I do believe this was similar to the same argument that led to
> buildroots being full installs.  Don't make app packages figure out what
> package names they need in the build root, instead make it "just work".

Bear in mind, however, that the difference between a full install (many
GB's) and pkgconfig (< 100K) is monumental.

-- Rex

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