Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115141
bzip2-devel depends on bzip2 and bzip2-libs, but the latter would suffice
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
Description of problem:
The package bzip2-devel depends on both bzip2 and bzip2-libs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -q --requires bzip2-devel
bzip2-libs (amongst others)
The devel package enables use of the library functions, and doesn't
need any of the binaries found in the base package.
I'm nitpicking here, I know. ;-)
Yes, nit-picking. ;-) It's hardly worth the effort to approach
minimal sets of dependencies on a pkg-by-pkg basis.
OTOH, it's rather easy to look at all pkgs in the distro for
mimimal necessary dependencies.