[CentOS-devel] [EXT] Re: Missing build dependencies in CentOS 8 repositories

Wed Apr 14 12:21:25 UTC 2021
Jean-Marc Liger <jean-marc.liger at parisdescartes.fr>

Le 13/04/2021 à 18:57, František Šumšal a écrit :
> Thanks a lot for all the responses!
> On 4/13/21 8:45 AM, Troy Dawson wrote:
>> Yes, this has been discussed before on the list.  And it's a rather sore
>> point.
>> There are several -devel packages that are available on INTERNAL RHEL
>> repositories, but they are never released externally.
>> Thus any RHEL customers are not able to use them to build things that
>> depend on those libraries, such as your example, libuser.
>> CentOS is a clone (warts and all) of RHEL, and thus doesn't have those
>> -devel packages available either.
>> It's been this way since the release of RHEL8.
>> Has there been any progress?
>> Yes, a bit.
>> First, check to make sure there is a bugzilla open for whichever missing
>> -devel package you need.
>> Next, wait several months/years to see the debate go back and forth on
>> the bug.  It's possible it might make it in.
>> Sorry for the sad tone, it's just a battle I've been waging since before
>> RHEL8 was released.  I've given up hope for them being released on
>> RHEL8, though occasionally I am happily surprised.  One of the packages
>> I've been fighting for will be released in RHEL 8.4 ... but that's just
>> 1 out of 4.
> I see, thanks for the confirmation. Last time I came across this was around
> RHEL 8.1 release, but back then I simply dismissed it since RHEL 8 was still
> relatively new. It's kind of sad it hasn't improved much since then.
> I definitely agree with the "supportability" reason Johnny raised in the other
> thread, but for -devel package it doesn't make much sense (at least to me).
> On 4/13/21 5:49 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> and see what the other board members think about the issue.  I'll make
>> sure the results make the minutes.
>> This is an issue that I care about as a CentOS Project Board of
>> Directors member.
> Thanks a lot for this, Johnny, much appreciated!

Good luck Johnny, nature abhors a vacuum, I personally solved the 
problem this way:


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