Does -devel package name only indicate "C" development packages?

Tomasz Torcz tomek at
Sat May 18 10:35:29 UTC 2013

On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 06:18:41AM -0400, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
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> I have a request to change the name of selinux-policy-devel to
> selinux-policy-devel-support, since
> "everywhere else in the distro -devel means just header files in c and not any
> other development tools and we have several scripts that assume that's the case."
  That's some strange interpretation. I completly don't agree with that.

> selinux-policy-devel contains interface files and tools required to build
> selinux-policy.  It also currently contains the man pages, which I can move to
> the base package.

  That seems like a perfect description for what -devel is.  For normal usage
selinux-policy is required.  For building and modification – -devel package. Seems
completely intuitive for me.

  About assumptions: does ‘rpmlint selinux-policy.spec‘ complains?

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