[Fedora-packaging] Binary in libxxx package

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Sat Jul 20 15:17:50 UTC 2013

Christopher Meng wrote:

> I'm packaging a library, but the problem is that this package will
> generate a binary of its implementation.
> I think libxxx packages should only contain .so.*/.h files

IMO, splitting such items into a subpkg 100% of the time is not practical.  
It generally only makes sense if:
* size is significant
* helps avoid multilib conflicts
* insert some other good reason I can't think of

Do you have some other good reason? :)

-- rex

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