Most bizarre dependency I've yet seen for building an RPM

Michael Torrie torriem at
Mon Jan 16 20:38:46 MST 2006

Tonight I was trying to rebuild the autoconf-2.59 src.rpm from RHEL4 so
I could install in on FC1 (turns out it the rhel4 version installs
fine), and received the following message from rpmbuild:

error: Failed build dependencies:
        emacs is needed by autoconf-2.59-5

/me shudders violently.


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