[Fedora-packaging] No -devel package

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 20:14:56 UTC 2012


> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/888509 : "No -devel package"
> 
> This has been filed for package "cxxtest" because of:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Devel_Packages
> 
> Comments appreciated.

Dear packager,

instead of spending a minute on a nice reply here on the list, the FPC
ruled quickly on something related today because a ticket has been opened
in parallel. You may continue to store all these development-only files in
the base package instead of building only a -devel package. Now pray that
the packaged software will never add a library. Because then you would
need to change any BuildRequires for your package in other spec files.


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