https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1378014



--- Comment #4 from Paul Howarth <p...@city-fan.org> ---
(In reply to Petr Pisar from comment #3)
> (In reply to Paul Howarth from comment #2)
> > (In reply to Petr Pisar from comment #1)
> > > TODO: I believe the `coreutils' build-time dependency is not needed as the
> > > spec file does not call "make dist".
> > 
> > It's needed for %{_fixperms} though.
> > 
> I think it's responsibility of the package that defines the macro
> (rpm-build?).

There are probably a lot of macros defined there, some possibly for quite
esoteric situations. I think at best it would warrant a Recommends: or even a
Suggests: there for things it refers to in macro definitions.

To be honest I don't see coreutils ever disappearing from the minimal buildroot
but I'd rather not make it a special case, and specify a buildreq for
everything I explicitly use in a spec file.

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