[packagers] Exclude the same build requirements as Fedora Extras?

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Mon Dec 19 18:23:43 CET 2005

On Mon, 19 Dec 2005, Matthias Saou wrote:

> Seeing how our set of base packages, decided a while back, has stuck until
> now, and seeing how annoying it seems to be for Dries adding all those
> gcc-c++ build requirements ;-) (which I find of very little relevance,
> since libtool often adds that mandatory configure check even for software
> that doesn't have anything coded in C++...), I'd like to suggest following
> the same guideline as Fedora Extras regarding the set of basic build
> requirements not required to be specified in spec files :
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingGuidelines#Exceptions
> I think the only major change is gcc-c++, but it's the one I'd like to
> have most ;-)
> Currently, I'm still using the basic set of packages from the Fedora
> Extras default mock configuration (which includes a lot more stuff, like
> gettext, autotools, flex, bison...), but I'd switch back to just the above
> if we agree on it.

For me that makes sense. I second this, even though I'm not using the 
BuildRequirements myself currently. (I guess I desperately need a course 
on mock in February :-))

BTW I would add python to that list as well, as most of the python modules 
use %(python ...), like with perl modules.

Kind regards,
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