On 28 February 2018 at 05:28, Rafal Luzynski  wrote:
> 28.02.2018 09:33 Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> Le mercredi 28 février 2018 à 00:11 -0500, Orcan Ogetbil a écrit :
>> >
>> > Shouldn't we consider having -devel packages Require gcc or gcc-c++?
>> > What good is a header package without a compiler anyway?
>> > This would also (indirectly) pull in the compiler and fix most of
>> > these failed builds.
>> >
>> gcc is not the only compiler that reads header files
> Also, do the header files actually *require* gcc to be present?
> I know it makes sense to have both installed but there are potential
> use cases where a user may need only the devel packages but not gcc:
> - abrt may need devel packages to generate readable stack traces,
> - a user may use a different compiler than gcc (e.g., compat-gcc-34).

All of these use cases can be handled by some virtual provides. My
suggestion didn't intend to be specific to gcc. I guess I should have
said something like Requires: <some-virtual-provides>.

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