So, I'm trying to fix a spec file right now for rpmbuild.

On Suse, it looks like the X11 library development package is named "xorg-x11-libX11-devel" while on CentOS it seems to be named "libX11-devel". In an ideal universe, I could just use some magical binary operator to require one or the other. Something like:

BuildRequires:  xorg-x11-libX11-devel || libX11-devel

Does something like that exist, or do I need to script some sort of zainy thing to get this to work?

  • Is there a specific header file, e.g. /usr/include/X11/X11.h, that you can require instead? – Aaron D. Marasco Apr 26 '13 at 1:07

You'll need to use a conditional for this.

%if 0%{?suse_version}      # any version of SuSE
BuildRequires: libX11-devel
BuildRequires: xorg-x11-libX11-devel

Further information can be found from OpenSUSE and Fedora wikis respectively.

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