What to do with extra sources needed to build a package
I'm in the process of packaging xplot (a simple data plotter for
X. It's designed to show one- or twodimensional datasets, either
from a file or from a pipe). It uses XForms, which put it in
To build it, I must also install an extension to XForms called
libfli. The program is statically linked against libfli, such
that libfli is not required to use xplot.
What should I do about libfli?
1- Mention where to get sources for it in README.Debian?
This means that we would not be distributing full sources,
which is bad.
2- Include the sources for libfli in xplot.orig.tar.gz?
This also seems strange, and would lead to a strange build
sequence if libfli were not already installed.
2a- I could edit the Makefile to create the libfli.a library
in the build directory and use it from there.
3- Package libfli also?
It appears to have extensions useful to XForms developers.
I figure 3 is simpler for me.
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