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 saying
"When explicit library Requires are necessary, there should be a spec file
comment justifying it, except in cases that fall under the Requiring Base