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

Xavier Bachelot

xavier at bachelot.org
Tue Sep 3 08:57:01 UTC 2019

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.

 From the point of view of people building additional stuff that is 
needed to get RHEL/CentOS more useful, be it EPEL or RPM Fusion and 
probably others, the missing -devel are just another pain point on top 
of the already painful modular repos, I can't believe Red Hat did that 


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