[PATCH] Split out e2fsprogs sublibraries

Eric Sandeen sandeen at redhat.com
Fri Feb 20 17:26:34 UTC 2009

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Eric,
> I would like to propose that e2fsprogs generate four subpackages for
> the independent libraries that it contains.  These four libraries are
> used by other packages that don't need the whole of e2fsprogs-devel
> (eg. krb5_workstation uses libss, qpid uses libuuid, and many programs
> use libcom_err).
> Our specific use case is to help with ongoing work porting libraries
> to MinGW (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/MinGW) where we would prefer
> to package mingw32-libuuid for mingw32-qpidc without needing to port
> the whole of e2fsprogs.
> I looked at Debian's package, and would like to propose a split along
> the same lines:
>   http://packages.debian.org/source/lenny/e2fsprogs
> Despite the apparent complexity, there are only really four
> subpackages.  For the Fedora package we would create:
>   libblkid      libblkid-devel
>   libcom_err    libcom_err-devel       [note 1]
>   libss         libss-devel
>   libuuid       libuuid-devel

btw, any reason to leave out libe2p?


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