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Moving all EMBOSS libraries to /usr/lib/emboss/lib ?

Dear all,

the EMBOSS libraries sometimes break backwards compatibility, and are not used
by other packages than emboss and embassy-*, which have the same upstream
maintainers and are released together the same day.

In our Debian packages, I propose to move the EMBOSS libraries from /usr/lib,
for instance in /usr/lib/emboss/lib, and to merge the packages libajax6,
libajax6-dev, libnucleus6, libnucleus6-dev, into the emboss-lib package. This
will also prevent package renaming or confusion when versions 7 and higher of
EMBOSS will be released.

Together with a change of section, it will also make the EMBOSS libraries
private from a Debian point of view, and solve our problem with emboss-lib that
currently does not respect the Policy with the eplplot library (a fork of the
plplot library that should not be used outside EMBOSS).

Since I am not very familiar with library packaging, I seek your comments.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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