Fedora FC1 RPMs

Andreas andreas at conectiva.com.br
Fri Dec 19 06:49:46 EST 2003

On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 02:45:12PM -0500, Jason McCormick wrote:
>   As for -devel packages being installed in RPM-based systems, it's 
> pretty much a given you're going to need them unless you're never going 
> to do anything but install pre-made binary packages.  Even if you're 
> rebuilding a source RPM it's going to need stuff from -devel packges. 

The point was that developers know this stuff and know how to get these
devel packages when they need to. Ordinary users should not have to
build packages in their systems, and not installing devel packages can
save hundreds of MB.
That's my opinion, anyway, and it's way off-topic for ssh now :)

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