RFC: Soname in rpm name

Aurelien Bompard gauret at free.fr
Mon Jan 24 14:16:22 UTC 2005

Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> The problem with this is that RPM does not indicate whether a package has
> "end user value" (a command line or GUI program, or a daemon), or is just
> a support library needed by said end user programs, which can be removed
> if not needed by anyone.

Panu's script looks in the file list for .so files, that's interesting. He
also looks at the RPM Group tag apparently. There is probably room for
improvements, but that's a good start.

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