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Old 04-22-2008, 05:41 PM
Patrice Dumas
 
Default Static Library Policy Draft Changes

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 01:25:07PM -0400, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-04-22 at 19:19 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > 1. Is it permitted to have a subpackage called
> > mylib-static which holds what is generally in a devel subpackage, and
> > Provides: mylib-devel = %{version}-%{release}
>
> No.

I think that we shouldn't say too much in the guidelines, but maybe this
should be said, since currently there is a package that does that.
(I have filed the bug Bug 443649, package is uudeview).

> > 2. Is it permitted to have the headers in
> > devel and the static library in -static and have
> > mylib-devel
> > Requires: mylib-static = %{version}-%{release}
>
> Yes. But you'd still need to have any packages which link against the
> static libraries BuildRequire: mylib-static.

Indeed.

As a side note, I would have said the same (No for 1., Yes for 2.).

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