Re: Packages violating policy 8.2
Goswin von Brederlow <email@example.com> writes:
> Debian policy says:
> | 8.2 Run-time support programs
> | If your package has some run-time support programs which use the
> | shared library you must not put them in the shared library
> | package. If you do that then you won't be able to install several
> | versions of the shared library without getting filename clashes.
> | Instead, either create another package for the runtime binaries
> | (this package might typically be named libraryname-runtime; note the
> | absence of the soversion in the package name), or if the development
> | package is small, include them in there.
> After seeing several packages that violate 8.2 I set out to find out
> how common that is:
What about runtime support programs whose purpose is to print
information for use in autoconf tests belonging to other programs
which want to use the library?