[Fedora-packaging] Re: New db4 update and package changes

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Aug 9 12:58:43 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 14:27 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 11:01:00AM +0200, Jindrich Novy wrote:
> > you may have noticed Oracle released db-4.6.18 recently. The update is
> > now prepared in CVS, old db-4.5.20 is now moved to compat-db so the new
> > db4 is ready to hit rawhide soon.
> > 
> > I want to announce a change I made in the new db4, that may affect
> > you from the packaging POV if your package is dependent on db4. It is
> > that I moved all the C++ stuff to db4-cxx and db4-cxx-devel subpackages
> > to reduce dependency bloat (#220484).
> > 
> > If you have any proposals/objections related to the update, please speak up.
> I can understand the splitting of the runtime bits, but why split the
> *-devel package?

+1. Splitting the -devel package is a rather significant alteration, for
little benefit (and shouldn't increase dependency bloat).


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