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Re: Work needed, how you can help!



On Sun, Dec 07, 2008 at 01:22:46PM -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
> rpm recently began auto-discovering requirements based on contents of
> pkg-config files (.pc).  This is awesome stuff, and will help developers
> out a lot.  However because of this, non-devel packages are suddenly
> requiring pkg-config deps, and pkgconfig itself.
> 
> This is due to packages having their .pc file in the base package rather
> than a -devel subpackage.  There is a review guideline for this ( tail
> end of http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/ReviewGuidelines ) but I
> couldn't find the matching Guideline entry so it's not surprising that
> this could have been missed.
> 
> The work needed is for somebody to examine all the packages in rawhide
> that provide .pc files and ensure proper placement of them based on the
> review guideline.  This will likely require interaction with the
> packages maintainer(s) so the first step should probably be to produce a
> list of packages that ship .pc in a non -devel package and send the list
> (sorted by maintainer) to here so that we can discuss and pick off
> items.

FYI, a reminder to anyone generating reports on this... All Mingw 
packages are effectively developement packages, so it is expected
that the base mingw32-XXXX RPM contains the .pc file.

Regards,
Daniel
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