[PATCH] Split out e2fsprogs sublibraries

Eric Sandeen sandeen at redhat.com
Fri Feb 20 22:06:27 UTC 2009

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:26:34AM -0600, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>>   libblkid      libblkid-devel
>>>   libcom_err    libcom_err-devel       [note 1]
>>>   libss         libss-devel
>>>   libuuid       libuuid-devel
>> btw, any reason to leave out libe2p?
> It seemed a bit ext2-specific, but if you think it is worth having it
> as a separate library then I can update the patch.

I think you're right, keeping it w/ e2fsprogs-libs is fine.

The next problem I see is that by putting things like blkid, uuidgen,
compile_et, mk_cmds into the lib$FOO packages, they are now no longer
multilib-safe; the binaries will collide.

This would then mean we need lib$FOO-tools subpackages as well, and
suddenly we've created what, 12-15 packages from e2fsprogs, some with
just a couple files.  It's starting to feel like diminishing returns to
me, but I'm still open to the idea ... :)



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