On Thursday 03 September 2009, Rex Dieter wrote:
Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 September 2009, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> rpm may have implicit dependencies on
>> base pkgs (from -devel ones) but these often aren't enough to ensure
>> things "just work". This falls under the "except when ...
>> section of the Explict_Requires guideline, imo.
> That's fine, I don't have that strong opinions on it.
> But Explicit Requires also says "When explicit library Requires are
> necessary, there should be a spec file comment justifying it." So in
> other words, libfoo-devel's explicit dependency on libfoo would need such
> a comment. I don't think that's the intent. This could be improved by
> "When explicit library Requires are necessary, there should be a spec
> file comment justifying it, except in cases that fall under the Requiring
> Base Package guideline."
Shrug, that should go without saying, imo. Has there been confusion?
I find the two guidelines' wording to be at least partially in conflict, and
cross referencing like in above would clarify things. I'm an old fart here so
I know how to interpret them, but I'd be surprised if it didn't confuse