[Fedora-packaging] Binary in libxxx package

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Sat Jul 20 15:27:10 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 10:17:50AM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> 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

I think the final reason is: "the tool implementing the library is actually
the most important/useful consumer". 

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>

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