[Fedora-packaging] *.h files in a directory under %{_libdir}?

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Thu Nov 13 11:55:12 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 11:38 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 01:36:52PM +0100, Mary Ellen Foster wrote:
> > What is the best way to respond to this? I assume it's not encouraged
> > to put *.h files into %{_libdir}, but on the other hand, breaking
> > upstream assumptions like this isn't great either. PLBASE is
> > documented as "the home directory of SWI-Prolog", but I'm not sure if
> > it's actually guaranteed anywhere that .h files will be in this
> > directory.
> It's funny this should come up because I noticed that some glib & gtk
> packages do this (when packaging for MinGW).  eg:
>   $ find /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/lib/ -name '*.h'
>   /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/lib/sigc++-2.0/include/sigc++config.h
>   /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/lib/glib-2.0/include/glibconfig.h
>   /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/lib/gdkmm-2.4/include/gdkmmconfig.h
>   /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/lib/glibmm-2.4/include/glibmmconfig.h
>   /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/lib/gtkmm-2.4/include/gtkmmconfig.h
>   /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/lib/gtk-2.0/include/gdkconfig.h
>   /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/lib/giomm-2.4/include/giommconfig.h
> I left it as the upstream package was for now, but I'm sure this will
> come up during review.  No idea what the right thing to do 
The place you list above. These headers are architecture dependent.

i.e. they need to be placed under a multilib'ed directory to be
installable on multilib'ed system.

> is or why
> those packages put header files in such a weird place ...

cf. above.


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