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Re: Packaging sysfsutils: static library?

Adam Majer <adamm@galacticasoftware.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 01:05:11AM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
>> Is it reasonable to provide just a static library? Policy 8.3 allows
>> it in principle, but since I'm not very experienced at this, I would
>> welcome any suggestions and your opinions.

> Sure, but is it always nice to have a dynamic library if more than 
> one program is going to be using the library.

If upstream only ships a static library the Debian maintaner will have
to take care of versioning the library (pushing the soname when
necessary) and will probably end up with a debian soname of
libsysfs.so.10 when upstream releases *their* first shared version
with soname libsysfs.so.0. 
          cu andreas

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