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

Michał Piotrowski mkkp4x4 at gmail.com
Sat May 18 10:41:50 UTC 2013


Hi,

2013/5/18 Tomasz Torcz <tomek at pipebreaker.pl>

> On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 06:18:41AM -0400, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
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> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=962081
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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.
>

Agree.

I wonder if "-devel means just header files in c" applies to c++ headers as
well?



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