[Fedora-packaging] Automatic detection of Requires and versions

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Jan 7 13:20:41 UTC 2008

Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:

>     I'm attempting to package a program I wrote, that uses the GTK+
> libraries. It uses features first found in the 2.10.X series, so I
> include
> BuildRequires: gtk2-devel >= 2.10.0
> (and similar lines for glib and other required libraries). All this is
> OK. The problem is regarding the Requires for the generated .rpm. I
> could use
> Requires: gtk2 >= 2.10.0
> but apparently this is bad style and bad for maintenance, because
> dependencies are found automatically on build time. However, without
> manually adding the requires, the generated .rpm contains (with regard
> to GTK+) this:
> libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
> that is, no mention of the version, and I expect that even a GTK+ 2.8
> package (old as that may be) should provide that file with that name.
>     What is the best way to handle that? Include the Require manually?
> Leave this as-is?

Leave as is (imo).

-- Rex

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