first time building an RPM, don't understand a particular automatic dependency

Chuck Crisler ccrisler at
Fri Apr 26 10:24:58 UTC 2013

No, I don't think so. However, the %files list does contain some header
files. I think that may be the problem. I don't think that it should (this
isn't a devel RPM) and will investigate removing them.


On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM, Tim Mooney <Tim.Mooney at> wrote:

> In regard to: first time building an RPM, don't understand a particular...:
>  My problem is that, when I try to install my RPM on a target system using
>> rpm -Uvh nnn.rpm I get the following errors:
>>    pkgconfig(gstreamer-0.10) is needed by
>> gstreamer-plugins-bad-0.10.20-**1.gst.i686
>>    pkgconfig(gstreamer-base-0.10) is needed by
>> gstreamer-plugins-bad-0.10.20-**1.gst.i686
>> Other dependency errors I figured out and fixed, but not these. The RPM I
>> am building is not for developers, simply users, so I am perplexed why
>> pkgconfig is involved. There is a gstreamer-0.10.pc file (but not in this
>> RPM and not on the target systems), but I think that it is used for
>> building, not simply using the libraries, so it seems to me that it
>> shouldn't be needed.
> Does the package you built include gst-feedback or gst-feedback-0.10?
> One of those may be a script that calls pkgconfig to lookup non-build
> settings about how gstreamer is configured on your system.
> For example:
>         $ pkg-config gstreamer-0.10 --variable pluginsdir
>         /local/gnu/lib/64/gstreamer-0.**10
> Tim
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