Fedora FC1 RPMs

Damien Miller djm at mindrot.org
Fri Dec 19 09:32:37 EST 2003

Andreas wrote:
> 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 all correct, but we should have appropriate BuildRequires in our
spec file to ensure that developers know what they need.


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