[CentOS-devel] Circular build dependencies in RHCS packages

Mon Aug 1 18:49:59 UTC 2005
Charlie Brady <charlieb-centos-devel at budge.apana.org.au>

On Mon, 1 Aug 2005, Matthew Miller wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 31, 2005 at 10:18:21PM -0400, Charlie Brady wrote:
>>>> I've already tried and failed to convince RedHat that their pattern of
>>>> having xxx-devel packages require xxx is wrong.
>>> Often they actually do, though.
>> Would you care to explain, or give an example?
> Try to build an SDL program with SDL-devel installed but not SDL.

All that indicates to me is that there is a bug in the SDL-devel package.

I haven't tried to build an SDL program, since I don't think it's 
necessary for the sake of argument - you can tell us what will happen if I 
were to try.  Perhaps the problem is that SDL-devel does not include the 
libSDL shared library. IMO, shared libraries should be included in both 
xxx and xxx-devel packages. AIUI, rpm can handle that adequately.