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Re: Help packaging Synaptics TouchPad driver

p.d. Non. Feb. MMDCCLVII AUC Andreas Metzler scripsit:
> On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 03:19:04PM +0100, Mattia Dongili wrote:
> > [I'm sending this message here as it seems that debian-x wasn't the most
> > appropriate place]
> > 
> > xfree86-driver-synaptics is an xserver-xfree86 driver that supports
> > special features of synaptics touchpad devices (a pointing device).
> [...]
> > W: xfree86-driver-synaptics; Shared binary object
> > /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/synaptics_drv.o has no dependancy information.
> >  The binary object listed above is a shared object, but does not report
> >  that it depends on any other shared libraries.
> [...]
> I think that is a false positive, as this is not a shared library, but
> a plugin, i.e. it is subject to this part of policy:
> | Shared object files (often .so files) that are not public libraries,
> | that is, they are not meant to be linked to by third party executables
> | (binaries of other packages), should be installed in subdirectories of
> | the /usr/lib directory. Such files are exempt from the rules that
> | govern ordinary shared libraries, except that they must not be
> | installed executable and should be stripped.[51]
> Checking the other files I have in my /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/ I
> think the other warning is a false positive, too, as the other driver
> modules are not stripped either.

Fine, I was worried about the linda Error (lintian doesn't report it). I
also checked other X plugins and found the same, but as they are
packages along with xserver-common it's not exactly the same situation
as mine.

So, may I go on and forget about those W: and E:?

I'm going to write a manpage for the utilities and I'll be done ;)


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