Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55842
libpcap-devel not 'provided' by libpcap RPM nor available as seperate package
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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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
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
I would think 2 or 1 would be the most desirable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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"
ntp requires libcap-devel not _p_cap :)