[Fedora-packaging] "Explicit requires" and "requiring base package"
rdieter at math.unl.edu
Thu Sep 3 14:59:04 UTC 2009
Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 September 2009, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> rpm may have implicit dependencies on
>> base pkgs (from -devel ones) but these often aren't enough to ensure
>> things "just work". This falls under the "except when ... necessary"
>> section of the Explict_Requires guideline, imo.
> That's fine, I don't have that strong opinions on it.
> But Explicit Requires also says "When explicit library Requires are necessary,
> there should be a spec file comment justifying it." So in other words,
> libfoo-devel's explicit dependency on libfoo would need such a comment. I
> don't think that's the intent. This could be improved by saying
> "When explicit library Requires are necessary, there should be a spec file
> comment justifying it, except in cases that fall under the Requiring Base
> Package guideline."
Shrug, that should go without saying, imo. Has there been confusion?
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