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

Leon Fauster

leonfauster at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 18 11:36:08 UTC 2019

Am 03.09.19 um 10:57 schrieb Xavier Bachelot:
> Le 01/09/2019 à 04:41, Nico Kadel-Garcia a écrit :
>> On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 10:02 PM Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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...
>> I can't read that bug report, and I have a personal Red Hat account
>> with my RHEL 8 license. What is the point of bug report not even your
>> customers can read?
> I'd be genuinely interested if anyone with access to this bug can give a 
> quick summary of the reasons.

The bug report was open by me and communicates the missing 
libbluray-devel package. Its closed now with "WONTFIX" ...

I did the same for libXvMC-devel and its assigned now. High
probability that it will land in the CRB repo (maybe EL8.1).


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