Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1247876
All plugins and bindings in main package, libelektratools in -devel package
Last modified: 2017-08-15 02:26:29 EDT
I've just been fixing up the elektra package to build in current Rawhide. I think I've done the minimum necessary, but the package looks frankly pretty badly constructed to me.
Compared to the Debian package:
and this OBS package:
there are all sorts of suspect things in our build. Why are all the plugins and bindings built - then stuffed in the main package alongside the library (and the binaries, which perhaps should be separated from the main library)? This causes the package to have quite a lot of dependencies that ought to be split into subpackages. libelektratools.so is included in the -devel package, but from the Debian package it looks like the tools in libdir/elektra/tool_exec depend on it.
That's just scratching the surface; basically this package looks like it either needs a lot of love or possibly should just be retired in favour of the OBS one...
I never check OBS to write my own spec because Fedora policies don't work there, and the way they package might be worse than mine.
And what caught my eyes of this bug is that based on the 0.8.12 update to this package I need to revise the spec.
All the things I mentioned were already the case in 0.8.7, AFAICS.
You can't just copy spec files from elsewhere wholesale, but it's never a bad idea to look at what other packagers of the same software are doing. The OBS package was built with guidance from upstream, who seem to consider the Debian packages high quality:
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.
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Since I filed this bug, the .so file has been moved to the main package, but nothing else has been done (plugins and bindings haven't been separated, for e.g.)
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.