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

Kaleb Keithley

kkeithle at redhat.com
Sat Oct 19 13:14:11 UTC 2019

On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 10:23 PM Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is there any explanation given? It's quite troubling that Red Hat has
> chosen to publish the LGPLv2 licensed binaries with source but without
> the devel package.

Troubling?  Why is it troubling?  Since you mention the GPL, the GPL only
requires that the source be provided, and it is.

-devel packages are an artifact of Red Hat's (and Fedora's and CentOS's)
RPM packaging. The GPL doesn't mention -devel packages.

And just to set expectations, it appears the libXvMC-devel package will
most likely not appear in RHEL's Code Ready Builder or CentOS's AppStream
until 8.2.


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