Re: Debian (and RedHat) source package format (was Re: Qt and other)
> Raul Miller wrote:
> > Er.. I thought I saw them in the .spec file. I admit that
> > I've not actually tested out the mechanisms.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You put normal (binary package) dependancies in the spec file. I've not seen
> source dependancies in spec files, and I see nothing in the rpm
> documentation about it.
> Hm, since srpm's are just rpm's, I guess they could have dependancies,
Frankly, almost every source dependency is of the form "to compile this
source you need that binary package". Sometimes, in debian's case,
they'd be -dev packages, but that's not an exception to the general case.
In fact, I think that any exceptions to this general case should be
classified as a bug. [Yeah, you have to work around this issue for
bootstrapping a new os, but bootstrapping is a tangential issue.]