Re: RFS: failmalloc
Alessandro Ghedini wrote:
> * URL : http://www.nongnu.org/failmalloc
> - dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/f/failmalloc/failmalloc_1.0-1.dsc
Since I am not a Debian Developer, I cannot upload this. Some
> Package: libfailmalloc-dev
> Description: Memory allocation failure crash-test tool (development files)
> This package provides the development files for the failmalloc library.
Does failmalloc have a public API? Is it meant to be linked into
programs without using the LD_PRELOAD mechanism?
If not, what good is a development library for it?
> Package: libfailmalloc0
> Description: Memory allocation failure crash-test tool
I would suggest installing it to
. That way, there is no temptation to link programs to it explicitly.
Unversioned since there is no reason to install multiple versions at
Since you are selling it as a tool rather than a preload library
(reasonable enough), have you considered providing a
script to do the LD_PRELOAD automatically? See fakeroot for
> #!/usr/bin/make -f
> # -*- makefile -*-
> # Sample debian/rules that uses debhelper.
It's not a sample any more, is it? I'd suggest removing the
is too simple to require the notice for moral reasons, I'd think. As
legal reasons go, "without restriction" includes the ability to remove
the blurb. Or you can copy from
/usr/share/doc/debhelper/examples/rules.tiny by the same author which
does not include that notice.
Hope that helps,