How to request -devel subpackage?

Jon Ciesla limburgher at
Mon May 21 14:05:23 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 7:53 AM, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt at> wrote:
> 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.

Additionally, there are some lzma headers available, have a look at
lzma-sdk and lzma-sdk457.


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