[Fedora-packaging] Re: Draft: Perl packages don't need -devel for .h headers

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Tue Feb 6 16:46:21 UTC 2007

Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-02-06 at 10:25 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> Matthias Clasen wrote:
>>> That argument did not stop single-file -devel packages for .pc files..
>> I agree single-file -devel packages *could* be silly, examples?
> iso-codes-devel is one, and I'm sure we have or will soon see a request 
> to put the gnome-icon-theme .pc file in its own -devel, too.

The relevant section of the guidelines for this is:

- *SHOULD*: The placement of pkgconfig(.pc) files depends on their use 
case, 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.

-- Rex

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