Re: What to do with extra sources needed to build a package
>>>>> "Peter" == Peter S Galbraith <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca> writes:
Peter> I'm in the process of packaging xplot (a simple data
Peter> plotter for X. It's designed to show one- or twodimensional
Peter> datasets, either from a file or from a pipe). It uses
Peter> XForms, which put it in contrib.
Peter> To build it, I must also install an extension to XForms
Peter> called libfli. The program is statically linked against
Peter> libfli, such that libfli is not required to use xplot.
Peter> What should I do about libfli?
Peter> 3- Package libfli also? It appears to have extensions
Peter> useful to XForms developers.
This is the right thing to do, assuming we can redistribute libfli.
Make packages for libfli2 and libfli-dev (assuming the soname of
libfli is 2, for example) and you'll be set. Do you have experience
building Debian packages of libraries? There are a few gotchas that
you'll hit if you don't have experience in it already.
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