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Re: [REPOST!] Split out e2fsprogs sublibraries



Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> [I posted this before, but no one replied, so sending again to
> fedora-devel-list]
> 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=225406#c7
> 
> I would like to propose that e2fsprogs generate four subpackages for
> the independent libraries that it contains.  These four libraries are
> used by other packages that don't need the whole of e2fsprogs-devel
> (eg. krb5_workstation uses libss, qpid uses libuuid, and many programs
> use libcom_err).

I'm generally open to the suggestion, but last time I had this concern...

> The next problem I see is that by putting things like blkid, uuidgen,
> compile_et, mk_cmds into the lib$FOO packages, they are now no longer
> multilib-safe; the binaries will collide.

is this going to be a subpackage-explosion?  for example:

uuid.rpm  (with the binary tool(s))
uuid-libs.rpm
uuid-devel.rpm

and so on for each of the above binary+libs?

-Eric


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