Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156748
netcdf-devel doesn't require netcdf
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:05 EST
Description of problem:
netcdf-devel doesn't require netcdf. It probably should.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
On Dec 4th 2004 you disagreed according to %changelog.
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.
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).
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.
Fedora Extras does not allow any kind of package conflicts or explicit
"Conflicts", though, so whether this dependency is created or not, has no