Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 212772
binutils-devel should be part of default development install
Last modified: 2013-01-09 20:33:08 EST
Description of problem: In FC6 (relative to FC5), binutils was split into
binutils and binutils-devel. However, binutils-devel is no longer part of the
default install, even when development packages are selected. (It doesn't
appear at all in comps.xml.) The binutils headers are needed when compiling a
decent number of programs, so it seems like they should be part of a development
install -- i.e., be a default package in the development-libs group in comps.xml.
I suspect this package is needed to compile many debugging / profiling tools. I
know it's needed for jprof (a profiler that's part of Mozilla).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is a regression relative to FC5, where these headers/libraries were part of
the binutils package.
took this by accident
I've fixed this in our comps file, and will hopefully remember it if we make a
'Developer' spin of Fedora 7.