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

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Sat May 18 11:10:07 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."

OCaml development packages are called ocaml-*-devel.  Example:

Note that *.mli files are kind of equivalent to C header files.

But I'd agree with you that anything needed for "development" (that
term interpreted broadly) and not for "use" could go in a -devel


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