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Description of problem:
libxml2 is compiled with zlib support, so when developing apps using libxml2 the
xml2-config script pulls in -lz.
So when compiling apps without zlib-devel installed this will fail.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install a fresh system with only standard develtools, libxml2-devel,
but no zlib-devel
2. write a simple app using libxml2
3. pull in xml2 LIBS and CFLAGS using xml2-config and try to compile
Actual Results: it fails because of libz-devel missing
Expected Results: libxml2-devel should require zlib-devel so that linking succeeds.
Maybe it'd be a good idea to also check if libxml2 buildrequires: zlib-devel,
and I don't know if this is the right policy, but maybe libxml2 itself should
also require zlib.
Fixed in RawHide already !
See the Requires