On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 9:59 PM, David Haller firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've packaged _a lot_ of packages (a couple of hundred, most for my ex-SUSE 6.2 over 10 years (ISTR >>500 RPMs of packages by me installed), from small to quite a bunch like most of gnome). Usually, there's _very_ little you need to explicitly have in Requires that is not picked up automatically by "AutoReqProv" or via a require of the corresponding -devel packages (which you need to have in BuildRequires). And most if not all (well it should be all) configure-scripts (and alike) will check for those executables to be available for build, and so they'll get pulled into the Build and usually picked up as a Require for the Package.
Then you've never packaged python apps. You don't need any -devel stuff on python, you only need python itself to generate bytecode.
It's also the case when there's any service you connect to by IPC, like dbus, X.org, etc...
And no, libX is *not* X.org