Packaging: A need for a devel package?

Ingvar Hagelund ingvar at
Thu Apr 19 21:56:27 CEST 2007

Repost, just to make sure it comes through after the greylisting problem.

I am putting some effort in the (RedHat) rpm package again. I got a
question about a devel package. Usually, on RedHat based systems, one
typically puts things like static libraries and header files in a devel
package, like "varnish-libs-devel-1.0.3-5.i386.rpm" for instance.

Now, I wonder: Would it be appropriate with a devel package at all? Is
it thinkable that anyone would use varnish technology to build things
outside varnish itself? If so, I could use a list of actual header files
and a suggestion on where to put them (/usr/include/varnish?), and maybe
some starting point hacking documentation, if that's feasible.

If this seems nonsense, please tell, and I'll just skip the devel



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