Fwd: Re: [GB]Conflict with name libgb.so
Hi.. just received this from the primary Gnome Basic author.
I'll make the suggested changes and merge the Gnome Basic stuff into
/usr/lib/libgbrun.so; Stanford GraphBase need not be touched.
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Subject: Re: [GB]Conflict with name libgb.so
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 23:36:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Meeks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Ben Burton <email@example.com>
On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Ben Burton wrote:
> Hi. I am currently preparing Gnome Basic packages for Debian. As it
> happens, there is another package (Stanford GraphBase, package sgb)
> which also provides /usr/lib/libgb.so. Thus one of us will have to
> have Debian packages with libraries named differently from the
> upstream sources.
Ok, well - I would be fairly happy to move to integrating libgb.so
into libgbrun and just installing libgbrun [ which sounds somewhat more
unlikely to conflict with anything ].
> What is the severity of renaming the Debian libraries to libgbparse.so
> or something similar? Do people currently expect it to be installed
> as libgb.so and will more people expect this in the future? How
> "standard" is libgb.so and how standard is it likely to become?
Not very standard.
> Sorry, I realise these questions are vague but we're trying to resolve
> the conflict with Debian packages and any input is helpful.
Sounds fine, a patch to the automake stuff to create a
non-installed libgb.a and merge that with libgbrun.so would be
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