Problems with Requires.private

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at
Tue Jul 25 07:57:26 PDT 2006

* Albert Chin 

| What is the difference between Requires: and Requires.private:? I
| though Requires.private wouldn't be required for dependent packages
| but that seems to be the case.
| cairo-1.0.4 has:
|   Requires.private: freetype2 >= 8.0.2 fontconfig xrender libpng
| and anything requiring cairo-1.0.4 needs these to be satisfied,
| dispite the fact that none of cairo's include files depend on them.

Hmm, I think you have stumbled across a bug and that pkg-config should
completely ignore Requires.private unless you are building with

Tollef Fog Heen                                                        ,''`.
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