[CentOS-devel] Reasoning behind RHEL8 packages without corresponding -devel?

Wed Aug 28 02:01:19 UTC 2019
Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com>

On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 8:19 AM Kaleb Keithley <kkeithle at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 12:05 AM Anthony Alba <ascanio.alba7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> (Of course, we should be asking RH... but nevertheless)
>> EPEL 8 has several issues regarding packages without corresponding
>> -devel. E.g., libXvMC, libbluray.
> AIUI, certain -devel packages land in the CodeReady repo. But these two in particular are not actually in the CodeReady repo.
> It appears it was not an oversight. See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1713421. (Some comments are private.)
> And FWIW, you can always get the src RPMs and build them yourself to get the -devel packages. Generally I'd agree that you should not have to do this, but based on the private comments in that BZ I'd guess that that may be your only option at this time.

That whole bug report is private. I can't read it, nor do I imagine
anyone else can.

I hope that CentOS 8 won't follow RHEL 8 in this manner, and we'll
have all the -devel subpackages available and integrated into the
repos or something. Otherwise, it's going to be extremely painful to
build on top without rebuilding things to get access to components
that were already built...

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