Re: where should the library go?
kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
I am trying to package fortranposix as a debian package. The upstream is
available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/fortranposix/
After compiling it, I get a file called libfortranposix.so. I am
wondering whether this library should go into /usr/lib or
The library should go in /usr/lib.
I read the FHS standard and even then I am unable to figure out which is
a better place.
Make also sure that you read
The Debian New Maintainers Guide
The Debian Developers Reference
And, especially important for your situation since you are building
The Debian Library Packaging guide
I have collected these and some additional links at
Some additional hints:
- You have to divide the package in a library package and a -dev
- You said you get a file called libfortranposix.so; this is usually
only a link provided by the -dev package which points to the actual
library. The -dev package also contains the header files, for example.
- The actual library must have a SONAME prefix (e.g.
libfortranposix.so.1). This file is contained in the actual