Re: split packages
On Thu, Jun 03, 1999 at 10:57:06PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> I'm maintain the geda source package, which builds the geda
> and libgeda2 binary packages. (The split is just for policy-compliance;
> they come from the same upstream source and libgeda2 isn't much use
> to any other package at present).
> Now the upstream maintainer has split the source into three separate
> parts: gschem, libgeda, and symbols. I can quite easily package
> these separately, creating gschem, libgeda2, libgeda-dev, and geda-symbols,
> and maybe a geda umbrella package..
> But I figure the extra packages are going to be hassle for porters.
> It seems likely that all three will be released together upstream.
> Building gschem will need libgeda2, libgeda-dev and geda-symbols installed.
> This looks like trouble for porters/autobuild daemons.
The build daemons can handle this quite easily. There are several other
packages with this type of setup (gnome-* packages come to mind).