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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Packages that Requires: pkg-config
  • From: Richard Guenther <rguenther@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 13:59:50 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.0905291359190.4629@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 29 May 2009, Pavol Rusnak wrote:

Philipp Thomas wrote:
On Thu, 28 May 2009 14:40:09 -0400, you wrote:

what you think ? should it be required or not ?

It should be required only by packages that call pkg-config, not if they
merely provide a .pc file.

From Fedora Guidelines:
"Packages containing pkgconfig(.pc) files must Requires: pkg-config (for

I think that's wise and we should follow that. Installed pkg-config is
~200kB on disk.

I don't see why they need to Require: pkg-config, they will work
perfectly fine without it so at most Recommends: pkg-config.


Richard Guenther <rguenther@xxxxxxx>
Novell / SUSE Labs
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH - Nuernberg - AG Nuernberg - HRB 16746 - GF: Markus Rex
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