Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193189
should have libpcap-devel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:33 EST
As libpcap is intended for developing against, there should be a -devel subpackage
modified in rawhide...
There is one issue with the implementation as of 14:3.9.4-6: libpcap.so is in
the main libpcap package, and libpcap-devel does not have a dependency on libpcap.
The result is that packages that have "BuildRequires: libpcap-devel" will not
have libpcap pulled in in various build roots, and because the *.so symlink is
in the main package and thus not available, will become statically linked with
libpcap.a, which is unexpected.
Fix: move the libpcap.so symlink to libpcap-devel and/or add a dependency on
libpcap to libpcap-devel. Additionally, is there a need to ship the static lib
in the first place?
One more thing while at it: libpcap-devel ships the empty /usr/include/net
directory which seems odd, perhaps that can be dropped?
going by Fedora Extras policy, which new Core packages must use. you need to
put the .so files in the devel packages and you need to have the
libpcap-devel package Require a versioned libpcap package
Agreed -- fixed these up in CVS