Is Linux Annoying?
Subject:   Bad idea!
Date:   2003-10-14 16:56:58
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Bad idea!

Sometimes the dependencies do need to be fulfilled /exactly/ (as you point out) because the package relies on certain functions, or certain bugs being fixed in a library, but sometimes the .spec file is needlessly written assuming it'll be compiled and linked against a newer version of a certain library than you have on your system. In the latter case, adjusting the .spec file is safe and will result in a working-as-expected binary.