Bug 377601 - Please provide a devel and static package
Please provide a devel and static package
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: flex (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Petr Machata
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-12 06:43 EST by Sergio Pascual
Modified: 2015-05-04 21:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-12 12:40:33 EST
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Description Sergio Pascual 2007-11-12 06:43:51 EST
The fedora guidelines state that when a package provides static libraries, you
can put then in a -devel subpackage. When doing this you also have to have a
virtual Provide for the static package.

As you package provides /usr/lib/libfl.a and /usr/lib/libl.a it would be nice to
have a flex-static to link with
Comment 1 Petr Machata 2007-11-12 12:40:33 EST
The intent of this particular guideline is that preferably only dynamic
libraries should be distributed/installed, and static ones only on request when
necessary, for special purposes.  Flex only distributes static library.  This
library contains only two symbols, both of them functions so simple and stable,
that normal arguments for DSO don't really apply here.

Dividing package to two makes no sense here.  If you need -lfl, you almost
always need also flex itself (headers & code generator).  If you need flex
itself, you very often need -lfl.

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