[CentOS-devel] Circular build dependencies in RHCS packages

Wed Aug 3 14:44:43 UTC 2005
Charlie Brady <charlieb-centos-devel at budge.apana.org.au>

On Wed, 3 Aug 2005, Feizhou wrote:

>> If you go to the start of this thread, I said:
>> I'm trying to build all the SRPMS from
>> http://www.linux911.cl/GFS-CENTOS4/, and have found a real dependency
>> mess, including some circular dependencies.
> ...that is hardly an authoritative source for RedHat source rpms...

Not authoritative, but it's clear that the SRPMS were build directly from 
RedHat CVS.

> You've been barking up the wrong tree trying to build from a different set of 
> source rpms that is obviously NOT provided by RedHat.

I've suggested previously that you should check facts before casting 

> Plus your really unique proposition that xxx-devel must not depend on 
> xxx whereas the all Linux distributions do just that ...

Having xxx-devel depend on xxx is not even consistent within RHEL4. See, 
e.g. kudzu and kudzu-devel.

Rather than attack me personally, or appeal to authority, perhaps you 
could consider whether a "dependency" is logical or not. But never mind, 
please just let this issue lie.