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

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Sat Apr 28 13:56:20 UTC 2012

On 04/28/2012 04:57 AM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> 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
> files.
> 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.

+1, sounds similar to eigen2-devel and eigen3-devel

-- rex

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