Re: Reply to a RFP on the right way
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Hello José Luis,
On 09.10.2011 14:08, José Luis Segura Lucas wrote:
> * Answer to the RFP?
> * Open an ITP?
not quite but almost. Please answer to the bug letting the reporter of
the bug know about your intention to package the library.
Moreover, please take over ownership of the bug and change it's title to
"ITP: jsoncpp -- An easy to use, well made C++ json library". Please see
 to learn how to do that.
> In addition, if you follow the link you will see that the library is
> called "jsoncpp". What is the right name I should choose for my package?
> I intend that libjsoncpp is appropriate, because I suppose that all the
> library packages on Debian are named lib*. Is this true?
Not all zlib1g is a counter example (although that's a very old library
following a naming scheme not used anymore). Libraries have a very
strict naming schema, typically the name is lib<libraryname><soversion.
Please use the following hacky script to determine the correct name of
objdump -p /path/to/libfoo-bar.so.1.2.3 | \
sed -n -e's/^[[:space:]]*SONAME[[:space:]]*//p' | \
sed -e's/\([0-9]\)\.so\./\1-/; s/\.so\.//'
Also, our policy has a lot of resources about libraries , and there
is a library packaging guide . Some people consider the latter not
really helpful though.
Finally, please note a library is not the best package to start with
Debian. Don't hesitate to do it nonetheless, but packaging (or rather:
maintaining) a library is challenging.
with kind regards,
IRC: daemonkeeper on Freenode/OFTC
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