[CentOS-devel] Circular build dependencies in RHCS packages
charlieb-centos-devel at budge.apana.org.au
Mon Aug 1 18:52:18 UTC 2005
On Mon, 1 Aug 2005, Feizhou wrote:
> xxx packages frequently contain the libraries and the xxx-devel packages the
> C headers and what not.
> Pretty much pointless in installing the C headers without installing the
> libraries also.
Which is why *-devel packages should include the libraries. But I don't
see why RedHat should coerce me into installing
package-which-might-do-something-unnecessary-and-perhaps-nasty on my
development box just so the libraries are available for package building.
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