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Re: PAM module packaging assistance


On 01/21/2016 07:54 AM, Karsten Rage wrote:
> As stated here:
> https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/distribute-deb/distribute-deb.html#packaging-thirdparty

If you plan to get the package to Debian, I think the better place to
start would be this link:


Also, for this kind of question you should be using debian-mentors
mailing list: https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/

> I am looking for help packaging up my PAM module. I am prepared to add
> my package to Debian. The PAM module depends on a shared library that
> in turn, depends on two other shared libraries (libxml2 and
> libssl). Both the PAM module and the shared library are open source on
> GitHub and are written in C.

both libs exist in Debian, so you just need to declare them as the

> I have read over the packaging documentation but I can't get my head
> around two things 1) how to actually package the binaries up with the
> proper dependencies and 2) how things are supposed to work with
> multiple versions of the OS. For example, I would expect apt-get
> install mypam to install properly on 11.04, 12.04, 13.10, 14.04, etc.

If you build your library from the source, there will be no problem with
different distributions.

Also from the versions it seems that you talk about Ubuntu...

Best regards,

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