Re: Lintian warnings on A+ package
On Jan 9, Robert Bihlmeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> "Sean 'Shaleh' Perry" <email@example.com> writes:
> > > 3) "non-dev-pkg-with-shlib-symlink /usr/lib/libMSGUI.so.0.0.0
> > > /usr/lib/libMSGUI.so" (warning) This package is an interpreter, and the
> > > shared
> > > libraries are for running that, NOT to be linked against, so I think this is
> > > benign and I can ignore them. Yes or no?
> > libfoo.so is ONLY used to link a program with, otherwise the libfoo.so.X.X is
> > used. So you should not ship a .so except in a -dev package.
> In addition, shared objects that are not intended for general use
> (i.e. are not really "shared libraries") should not go into /usr/lib,
> but some subdirectory (e.g. /usr/lib/aplus). For example, mozilla-*
> uses /usr/lib/mozilla/components/. A soname is also not mandatory in
> this case.
OK, that sounds appropriate for this package. Then, since the libraries will
not be in the standard directories, should I let the binary contain the rpath,
or remove it and put the directories into ld.so.conf, or do something else?
Neil L. Roeth