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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Packages that Requires: pkg-config
  • From: Stanislav Brabec <sbrabec@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 17:22:39 +0200
  • Message-id: <1243869759.29567.22.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Richard Guenther wrote:
On Fri, 29 May 2009, Pavol Rusnak wrote:

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.

When a -devel package provides a .pc file, developers expect that all
other projects will detect and include their library with pkg-config
file. Any attempt to compile against such package without pkg-config
should be considered as incorrect.

That is why I think that "Requires: pkg-config" is a good idea.

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
software developer
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