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Re: Packages violating policy 8.2

Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:

> Hi,
> 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?

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