[Fedora-packaging] Extending the Static Library Packaging Guidelines to cover inline/template code

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 09:57:04 UTC 2012

What does the Packaging Committee think about the following?


https://bugzilla.redhat.com/759823  is the review request for libkdtree++

That is a C++ template container implementation, which does not build a
shared library file to link with, but ships only C++ templates in header

The resulting -devel package needs to be handled in the same way than
a -static library package. Whenever there are important fixes in the
templates, dependencies may need to be rebuilt. Not limited to security
vulnerabilities. Any bug-fixes in the template implementation would only
propagate to applications when rebuilding the application packages.

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