Bug 68573 - libxml2-devel should Require: zlib-devel
libxml2-devel should Require: zlib-devel
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libxml2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
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Reported: 2002-07-11 08:10 EDT by Thomas Vander Stichele
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Thomas Vander Stichele 2002-07-11 08:10:10 EDT
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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.

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How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2002-07-11 09:30:20 EDT
Fixed in RawHide already !

See the Requires


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