splitting a package into several debs
First at all, this is my first mail here, so sorry if this isn't the best place
I've been packaging guppi (www.gnome.org/guppi) for about one year now, but the
project seems to be taking off now (soon to be an official extra-app for
gnome 1.4). It is going to work as a component in gnumeric, and therefore it
seems that there will be further demand of it. I didn't even think about trying
to make it an official deb, because there wasn't much demand on the package,
but now it can raise bigger curiosity, even more when it works with a regular
The question is:
I've been packaging it with the help of deb-make into one package, but now I
want to split it into several packages (maybe binary, libraries, devel and
docs+examples, or at least binary, devel and data) and would like to know what
is the best way to do this. One obvious way is splitting the install and then
choose the correct contents for each package, but that doesn't seem to be a
very smart approach, looks more like a package butcher...
Any help? any pointers?
Sorry again if this is offtopic here.
Cesar Talon email: <Cesar Talon <firstname.lastname@example.org>>
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