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Are missing package requirements a bug?

I have recently started playing with python3. I have installed python3-pip and there are no errors, but when I try to use it, e.g. pip3 install --user vpython

there are gcc errors because of missing files. Two additional packages are required to get pip3 to succeed: python3-devel and redhat-rpm-config. Shouldn't these two packages be included as requirements in the python3-pip rpm? In other words, is this considered a bug in the package, or just an unfortunate fact of life with rpms?

This does not happen with the equivalent rpm in openSUSE Tumbleweed.