Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Building dependencies for a Fedora package...

These days, I was "engaged" with a project named libguestfs. My box runs Fedora 13 and current version is Fedora 14. Therefore some packages are oldie and particular software requirements are necessary. For installing 'libguestfs' in my system, considering all the software ecosystem that it needs, this yum command is very useful.

# yum-builddep libguestfs

It, as its name suggests, prepares all the dependencies for the libguestfs package.

When you need to install a package which requires a lot of dependencies and you want avoid the cumbersome process of install one by one dependency, then try this command first.

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