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Re: library files in package

George Danchev <danchev@spnet.net> writes:

> 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 
> involved.

Also with policy which forbids shipping public binaries
(i.e. /usr/bin/ stuff) and shared libraries in the same package. If
you do that you will promply get a bugreport on your package from me.

>> 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.

A depends is the correct waz for this problem. All library packages in
debian do it this way.


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