[CentOS-devel] Circular build dependencies in RHCS packages

Mon Aug 1 18:52:18 UTC 2005
Charlie Brady <charlieb-centos-devel at budge.apana.org.au>

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.