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Re: library files in package

On Wednesday 19 July 2006 17:26, Steven Hill wrote:
> Is there a way to include library files in a package and have them
> installed automatically in /usr/lib, 

Yes, you can have binary package installing files whereever you want, but you 
must comply with what Filesystem Hierarchy Standard says about the items 

> or failing that is there a way to 
> have a package automatically install a package that the app being
> installed depends on?

Of course. That is packaging system front ends job (apt-get, aptitude, 
dselect...). Please check Debian Policy about what binary and source packages 
are for, and how the relationships between packages are being managed.

> Any help would be greatly appreciated - thank you

Finally, if you want to go for packaging libraries you should read 
libpkg-guide[1], which explains the issues involved wrt libraries:

[1] http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/column/libpkg-guide/

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