My package `sgb' (Stanford Graphbase, the set of combinatorial
algorithms and data structures) intentionally violates Debian Policy
about shared libraries. I think there are good reasons for it. But
Lintian of course complains about it and reports errors on the package.
The package contains shared library, development, etc., together.
However, it's very unlikely that any package will ever (ok, in few next
years) depend on sgb, and it's unlikely that any sgb user would like to
have installed only some parts of the current package. So I can see no
reason for splitting sgb into three packages except of making life of
its users harder.
Am I wrong with intentional violating Debian Policy or are my
And of course, I'd also like to thank Lintian authors, it's really great
"Having GNU Emacs is like having a dragon's cave of treasures."
Robert J. Chassell
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