Re: help making packages
On Mon, 6 Nov 2000, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> dear all,
> i'd like to package a friend's game, but it requires:
> >=libsdl1.0 which debian provides
> sdl_image a library which debian doesn't provide
> sdl_mixer a library which debian doesn't provide
> currently, the only way to get sdl_image and sdl_mixer on a debian system is
> to compile it from tarball.
> is it possible to specify a dependency on a library which has to be made
> from tarball (ie- not installed via apt-get or deselect).
No, you can only specify dependencies on other debian packages. If the
library hasn't been packaged there is nothing for you to depend on.