I'm packaging libggtl (ITP #358659), which uses libsl (ITP #358657). The latter is rather unfortunately named. The namespace of two letter acronyms is rather crowded and there is already a /usr/lib/libsl0 in libsl0-heimdal. What would be a sane way to handle this situation? I'm thinking of just copying libsl into the package and linking statically to it and to not package libsl at all. IMHO there are already quite a lot of libraries in Debian that provide utilities such as linked lists for C programmers. Most of the uses of libsl are internal in libggtl, but some parts of its API return libsl derived data structures. There would be some need to have libsl at hand for users... Otherwise I would just take the easy road and not bother packaging libsl at all.
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