Bug 203642 - some .so should be in -devel, or not shipped?
some .so should be in -devel, or not shipped?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireshark (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
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Blocks: 226541
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Reported: 2006-08-22 16:10 EDT by Patrice Dumas
Modified: 2009-12-18 09:23 EST (History)
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Description Patrice Dumas 2006-08-22 16:10:18 EDT
Description of problem:

libwireshark.so and libwiretap.so should better be in a -devel
subpackage, however there doesn't seems to be one for wireshark,
there are no headers, so maybe those .so shouldn't be shipped at all?
It doesn't make sense to have a -devel package only for those .so,
so if they are needed, maybe wireshark should provide wireshark-devel. 

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Comment 1 Radek Vokal 2006-08-23 02:47:08 EDT
This is internal wireshark library, the ABI is changing every release and we
don't support devel package for wireshark. 
Comment 2 Patrice Dumas 2006-08-23 04:51:50 EDT
Seems like they are dlopened, since wireshark don't seems to 
be linked against them. In that case it should be better to 
put them in a %_libdir subdirectory, and don't have versioning?

If so, this is something that should certainly be done upstream, 
but maybe it could also be done at te fedora level if needed.
Comment 3 Patrice Dumas 2007-02-01 11:37:04 EST
Seems that things changed somewhere, now the library are
linked in the usual way. Maybe the .so could be removed, now?
Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2007-04-10 13:34:15 EDT
moving to fedora devel instead of test3.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 14:00:58 EDT
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
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Comment 6 Patrice Dumas 2008-04-03 16:35:00 EDT
The binaries seems not to be linked anymore, according to my tests,
they are dlopened, but uses the numbered symlink, so I think that
the .so should still be removed.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-13 22:17:50 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 20:49:58 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 03:07:40 EST
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 10 Patrice Dumas 2009-11-18 06:27:36 EST
resetting to rawhide.
Comment 11 Radek Vokal 2009-12-17 04:22:10 EST
The -devel subpackage just landed in Fedora, see wireshark-1.2.4-3.fc13
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2009-12-18 09:23:00 EST
wireshark-1.2.5-2.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.

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