How to request -devel subpackage?

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Mon May 21 12:53:20 UTC 2012

On Mon, 21 May 2012 14:35:57 +0200, SC (Simone) wrote:

> Hello,
> I need the p7zip header files for a package I would like to submit for
> review; but p7zip does not include them as it does not provide a
> p7zip-devel subpackage.
> I need these (taken from the debuginfo pacakge):
> /usr/src/debug/p7zip_9.20.1/C/Lzma2Dec.c
> /usr/src/debug/p7zip_9.20.1/C/Lzma2Dec.h
> /usr/src/debug/p7zip_9.20.1/C/Lzma2Enc.c
> /usr/src/debug/p7zip_9.20.1/C/Lzma2Enc.h
> What's the procedure to request the creation of a devel subpackage for
> a package already existing in Fedora? Of course I'm not between the
> mantainers.

You're asking a wrong question, IMO. You should have examined both the
p7zip source tarball and the Fedora package to find out why there is no
-devel package and whether there should be one. A brief look at the
p7zip.spec file suggests that no API for public consumption gets
installed. No library and no corresponding header files. If that is
correct and not due to a packaging mistake, you would need to get in
contact with the p7zip developers instead of the Fedora packager.

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