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Re: .h files in non-devel package?



On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 18:18 +0100, Michał Bentkowski wrote:
> 2006/11/27, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de>:
> > If you really want to name the package "<name>" only, then I'd recommend
> > to at least add "Provides: %{name}-devel = %{version}-%{release}" to
> > cater users expecting development files in "*-devel" packages.
> 
> In my opinion it's not a good solution. ReviewGuidelines says that:
> "The placement of pkgconfig(.pc) files depends on their usecase, and
> this is usually for development purposes, so should be placed in a
> -devel pkg. A reasonable exception is that the main pkg itself is a
> devel tool not installed in a user runtime, e.g. gcc or gdb." - it
> concerns .pc files but I think that solution should be applied in all
> packages which are only development packages.

> Thus Gérard is right, -devel subpackage is not needed.
How does this contradict to what I said?

Ralf




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