[Rpm-maint] [Suse patch] Make debugedit build without dwarf.h

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Thu May 24 07:21:48 UTC 2007

On Wed, 23 May 2007, Peter Bowen wrote:

> On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 14:59 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>> As for the dwarf.h part, I'm a bit curious. On RHEL/Fedora the dwarf.h
>> header comes from elfutils(-devel) but that's not present in the
>> elfutils-0.97 version bundled inside Suse rpm as if it was removed from
>> the tarball deliberately. Somebody care to comment what's the deal here?
>> I seem to have a vague recollection of some licensing issue wrt elfutils,
>> and indeed 0.97.1 says "0.97 code re-released under GPLv2", is this
>> perhaps somehow related?
> Possibly.  It is probably more related to the fact that we didn't ship
> elfutils at all on SLES/SLED10.

OpenSuSE Factory doesn't seem to have elfutils packaged either, but it's 
included in rpm source rpm, and built within there (to allow rpm itself to 

Based on the various comments, it seems to me that this is indeed a 
question of licensing and all that's needed is upgrading the elfutils 
tarball within Suse/Novell rpm-src.rpm to a 0.97.1 (which is the same 
exact code as 0.97 AFAICT, just relicensed) or later to resolve the 
licensing issue, and then the dwarf.h patch isn't needed anymore. Not 

 	- Panu -

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