Packaging changes for libev in Rawhide
Tim St Clair
tstclair at redhat.com
Fri Nov 22 15:14:08 UTC 2013
+1 to everything kevin just said.
Just because other folks are employing bad practices, doesn't mean we should. If that means dependent packages need to add an extra -I location, that is a far better solution then polluting & causing potential conflicts.
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Kofler" <kevin.kofler at chello.at>
> To: devel at lists.fedoraproject.org
> Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 9:06:07 AM
> Subject: Re: Packaging changes for libev in Rawhide
> Mathieu Bridon wrote:
> > * Move the headers back to /usr/include, as upstream intended
> > * Put the event.h header into a libev-libevent-devel subpackage, and
> > make it Conflicts: libevent-devel (this is what Debian did)
> Conflicts are evil, and this pointless conflict is very easily avoided by
> moving the header to a subdirectory as the package now does.
> (I actually think that BOTH libev and libevent should use a subdirectory for
> their headers. event.h is a very generic header name that doesn't belong in
> /usr/include at all.)
> Upstream needs to comprehend that they cannot just spam their headers
> directly into /usr/include; if they don't, we have no other choice than
> moving them without their consent.
> Kevin Kofler
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