Why does RedHat require that iniparser-devel be installed to build their 4.1.1 RPM when the source is in the tree?

Simo simo at samba.org
Thu Oct 30 13:56:00 MDT 2014

On Thu, 2014-10-30 at 12:17 -0700, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Does anyone have a clue why they have iniparser-devel as a
> BuildRequire when the code is in the source tree they import?

We do not use bundled code so we do not have to go and hunt for it when
updates (especially security updates) are made and have to rebuild a
bunch of packages when rebuilding one library suffice.

AKA distribution maintainability.


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