Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 98920
Incomplete BuildRequires: bison, flex, autoconf (and m4?) not listed
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Current gcc spec lists some build requirements, but not all. For example, it is
BuildRequires: bison, flex
Another one of those: m4 - bison tries to invoke m4 when gcc is being compiled.
Not sure if gcc needs a "BuildRequires: m4", or bison needs a "Requires: m4"...
Yet another one - autoconf.
Oh, and also - compiling gcc on x86_64 requires _both_ x86_64 _and_ i86
versions of glibc-devel. Not sure if this is expressable via the BuildRequires.
There are some requirements which are implicit (like gcc, autoconf, glibc-devel,
sh, make, awk, sed, ...).
It would be absurd to list all of that, it would have to be added to every
As for bi-arch devel environment requirement on amd64, ppc, ppc64, s390x -
there is really no way to express that, but it should be installed always as well.
flex and bison have been added.