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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Conventions for summary/description/group of devel packages?
  • From: Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:02:08 +0200
  • Message-id: <20081023110208.GA4136@xxxxxxx>
On Thu, Oct 23, Vincent Untz wrote:


Looking at the packaging conventions, I didn't see any information for
creating devel packages, which is something rather... common :-) (or
maybe I missed the page about this)

It looks to me like all packages use different conventions for this,
while a standard pattern for summary and description would make sense.

Eg, a standard summary could be "Development files and libraries for
$package" and a standard description could be "Headers and libraries for
developing applications that use $something."

We had that in the past, but it didn't worked out. There were too many
exceptions necessary. But I don't remember details anymore.

Also, right now, it's not clear to me if the group of the devel package
should be the same as the non-devel package or something like

Should be somewhere below Development, not in the same RPM group as
the main package is.

Thorsten Kukuk, Project Manager/Release Manager SLES
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, D-90409 Nuernberg
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