Bug 156748 - netcdf-devel doesn't require netcdf
netcdf-devel doesn't require netcdf
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: netcdf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ed Hill
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-05-03 17:28 EDT by Konstantin Ryabitsev
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-01 17:28:29 EDT
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Description Konstantin Ryabitsev 2005-05-03 17:28:18 EDT
Description of problem:
netcdf-devel doesn't require netcdf. It probably should.

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Comment 1 Ed Hill 2005-05-05 16:24:58 EDT
Thank you for the bug report!  Its now fixed in CVS and I'm 
about to request a build so it should be available soon.
Comment 2 Michael Schwendt 2005-05-05 16:53:25 EDT
On Dec 4th 2004 you disagreed according to %changelog.
Comment 3 Ed Hill 2005-05-05 17:23:24 EDT
Yes, Michael, you're right.  I did disagree back then.  But I reserve 
the right to change my mind occasionally.  If Konstantin is actually 
using netCDF and wants the Requires then I think thats OK.
Comment 4 Konstantin Ryabitsev 2005-05-05 17:30:40 EDT
Well, actually, it was one of the build requirements for a scientific package I
was building, and I noticed that netcdf-devel didn't install netcdf. I figured
it was odd, so I filed the bug saying it *probably* should require it. Looking
at it closer, I see that there is no particular reason why it should, since
there are no .so files or anything of the sort.

Generally, I think it should require it if only because it's more consistent
with other packages and looks like a bug otherwise. Case in point being me. :)

(I do notice .a files, though, which are probably erroneously there, but that's
not related to this bug).
Comment 5 Michael Schwendt 2005-05-05 17:40:20 EDT
Umm, I don't object, just wanted to point it out, because (1) netcdf-devel
really doesn't need to depend on netcdf, and (2) the original reason for not
making it require netcdf was to allow for parallel installation of a future
netcdf v4 -devel package.
Comment 6 Michael Schwendt 2005-05-05 17:47:17 EDT
Fedora Extras does not allow any kind of package conflicts or explicit
"Conflicts", though, so whether this dependency is created or not, has no

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