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Bug 193189 - should have libpcap-devel
Summary: should have libpcap-devel
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tcpdump
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC6Blocker 195764
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-05-25 22:05 UTC by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-06-04 18:02:16 UTC
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Description Jeremy Katz 2006-05-25 22:05:35 UTC
As libpcap is intended for developing against, there should be a -devel subpackage

Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2006-05-30 18:19:40 UTC
modified in rawhide...

Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2006-06-03 18:38:34 UTC
There is one issue with the implementation as of 14:3.9.4-6: is in
the main libpcap package, and libpcap-devel does not have a dependency on libpcap.

The result is that packages that have "BuildRequires: libpcap-devel" will not
have libpcap pulled in in various build roots, and because the *.so symlink is
in the main package and thus not available, will become statically linked with
libpcap.a, which is unexpected.

Fix: move the symlink to libpcap-devel and/or add a dependency on
libpcap to libpcap-devel.  Additionally, is there a need to ship the static lib
in the first place?

One more thing while at it: libpcap-devel ships the empty /usr/include/net
directory which seems odd, perhaps that can be dropped?

Comment 3 Dennis Gilmore 2006-06-03 19:14:29 UTC
going by Fedora Extras policy,  which new Core packages must use.  you need to 
put the .so files in the devel packages  and you need to have the 
libpcap-devel package Require a versioned libpcap package

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2006-06-04 18:02:16 UTC
Agreed -- fixed these up in CVS

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