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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Packaging a (mostly) header only C++ library
Martin Pluskal <martin@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

On Tue, 2018-12-18 at 10:41 +0100, Dan Čermák wrote:
Hi list,

I would like to package a (kind-of) header only C++ library
( The problem is, that it actually
ships a cpp file in it's source tree (so I guess it needs to be
to a shared library?).

The issue at hand is, that loguru is designed to be embedded in your
project (there is *a lot* of compile time switches) and even running
test suite from a shared library requires a lot of patching of the
source tree.

What would be the correct procedure for packaging? Create a shared
library nevertheless? Or create multiple libraries with some common
compile time switches? Or just install the sources into the file

I guess you mean something like installing just headers like in i.e [1]
- if so just having -devel subpackage is absolutely ok.

Yes, kind of. The difference is however that loguru ships a cpp file and
not just headers.

I would personally prefer to just ship the sources, as upstream clearly
wants it that way.






Dan Čermák <dcermak@xxxxxxxx>
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