Bug 55842 - libpcap-devel not 'provided' by libpcap RPM nor available as seperate package
libpcap-devel not 'provided' by libpcap RPM nor available as seperate package
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcpdump (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2001-11-07 12:05 EST by Dan Moore
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description Dan Moore 2001-11-07 12:05:18 EST
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Description of problem:
Unlike every other library package included with RHL 7.2, there is not a
seperate libpcap-devel package -- the libpcap RPM contains all the files
that would be contained in a normal RPM as well as the -devel RPM.

This isn't a big problem, since even the combined RPM is small.  However,
this combined RPM doesn't 'provide' 'libpcap-devel' which may be required
by other packages.  For instance, you cannot --rebuild the SRPM of
ntp-4.1.0-4 that is a part of the base RHL 7.2 distribution since it checks
for libpcap-devel.

1.  split libpcap's RPM into libpcap and libpcap-devel which 'provide'
'libpcap' and 'libpcap-devel', respectively.
2.  have the libpcap RPM 'provide' both 'libpcap' and 'libpcap-devel'.
3.  change all the RPMs that require 'libpcap-devel' so that they only
require 'libpcap'.

I would think 2 or 1 would be the most desirable.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  $ up2date libpcap
2.  $ up2date libpcap-devel
3.  $ rpm -q --whatprovides libpcap-devel

Actual Results:  "no package provides libpcap-devel"

Expected Results:  "libpcap-0.6.2-9"

Additional info:
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2001-12-13 09:59:51 EST
ntp requires libcap-devel not _p_cap :)

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