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Bug 235607

Summary: are atk, gdk and cairo direct pkgconfig requires?
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Patrice Dumas <pertusus>
Component: gtk+Assignee: Matthias Clasen <mclasen>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Patrice Dumas 2007-04-07 21:41:58 UTC
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In /usr/lib/pkgconfig/gtk+-2.0.pc, it seems that for a lot of packages 
Requires: gdk-${target}-2.0 atk cairo
results in over-linking (as shown by ldd -u -r).
Maybe those should be
Requires.private: gdk-${target}-2.0 atk cairo
or a subset. I may be wrong but, although this could be 
a dangerous change, it also has the potential of removing
lots of unneeded automatic rpm requires and ameliorate 

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Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2007-04-08 22:46:56 UTC
No, gdk, atk and cairo are all directly referred to in the gtk headers, and are
all supposed to be usable for gtk applications. Thus Requires.private would be

Comment 2 Patrice Dumas 2008-01-27 20:14:38 UTC
Indeed, you are right. I did some checks, and indeed there is none 
of these dependencies not needed for some random packages.