Roi Rodriguez schrieb: > Hi all, > > I'm packaging a library (harminv, which implements a method to solve > harmonic inversion problems) which supplies a program which makes use > of the library... According to the section 8.2 of Debian Policy, i've > to put the program into the -dev package, or in its own package. > > The problem is that, at some point, mainstream author decided that > complete package version (library + program) is different than the > libraries version (which, as he tells, is an 'internal-use' version). > Library is actually 2.0.3, and the complete package is 1.3 (which is > the program version too). This makes lintian complain about it if i > package it as harminv1.3. My question is, what may i do?: > > 1) Make 3 packages: libharminv2.0.3, libharminv-dev, and harminv1.3, > this last only holding the program and its man page. > 2) Make 2 packages, including harminv program into the -dev package. > 3) Ignore lintian error, and provide harminv1.3 (shared libraries), > and harminv-dev (static libraries, header files and binary program). > > What do you think is better? The so-version of the library does not need to match the project version number (If it does it is most likely a sign that upstream did not understand what so-versioning means ). So, create 3 packages with the following names: liharminv2 (matching the so-name), libharmin-dev and harminv. The version number of all three packages is 1.3. Please read Junichis library packaging guide . It should help you understand how to correctly package a library. Cheers, Michael http://extra1.tlse.eikonex.net/autobook/autobook_92.html http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/column/libpkg-guide/libpkg-guide.html -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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