Heads up: Noarch Subpackages

Joe Orton jorton at redhat.com
Fri Feb 13 09:31:42 UTC 2009

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 10:28:45AM -0600, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> Joe Orton wrote:
>> I take it from the wiki page, that we should hold of on using this too  
>> aggressively until some distro-wide guidelines are produced?
>> e.g. for -devel packages given that 99% of the content is generally  
>> noarch-able there would be a lot of scope for splitting those up.
> ...except for the important symlinks-to-versioned-.so's?

Right, the symlink and e.g. a pkg-config file are typically the 1% which 
isn't noarch-able.

> Doesn't that kind of break things for -devel unless you break it into 
> -devel-libs and -devel-headers (eek :-( )?

Yup, you'd have to do something like that.  It's not obviously an "eek" 
to me; it's a trade-off.

Regards, Joe

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