Sorry for resurrecting a long-dead thread, but a few things happened recently:
1. v8 was just retired last week or so,
2. R-V8 just ported itself from v8-314 to v8 LTS 6/7.
Currently, R-V8 supports both v8-314 and v8, but as the latter fixes several downstream
package issues, it is the recommended build target. I expect that eventually they will
stop supporting 314 as well. This leaves me in a bit of a pickle as it does not bundle v8
and neither I nor upstream have any plans to build it ourselves.
For all of these same reasons, the Node.js SIG opted to carry a
copy of v8 in that package as well. I think we should move to have v8
considered to be a copylib for all reasonable purposes within Fedora.
In Debian, the nodejs package provides a stable *shared* v8 library, and the recommended
install is against libnode-dev. Unfortunately, in Fedora, while nodejs-devel provides
v8.h, it does *not* provide any shared library.
Is this something we can also do in Fedora, i.e., split out a nodejs-libs subpackage, or