Some guidance with library package building
Hello, I request the help of a mentor to aid me with some package building issue.
Currently I'm developing a library and a command line tool with Autotools. I have 3 directories: lib for the library code, include for the headers and src for the command tool code.
I decided to build a Debian package. Using dh_make I choosed "l" to
make a library package following the steps of the official
Then I fill as correctly as I can all fields on debian/control file for
the 2 packages that are to be generated: libfoo and libfoo-dev. I want
libfoo to contain the lib*so.* files compiled in /lib directory and
libfoo-dev to contain all *.h files (/include) and *.a files (/lib)
When I run debuild this generates empty packages (none of my files,
only DEBIAN files). Then I discovered that copying the proper autotools
directories into debian/libfoo1/usr and debian/libfoo-dev/usr I could
include the files I needed.
I try to figure how must I modify the main Makefile to copy automatically all files to debian/libfoo directories
cp -r lib $(DESTDIR)/
cp -r include $(DESTDIR)/
cp -r src/foo $(DESTDIR)/bin
$(MAKE) DESTDIR=$(CURDIR)/debian/libfoo1 install
$(MAKE) DESTDIR=$(CURDIR)/debian/libfoo1-dev install
this copies ALL files and directories and the 2 .deb generated packages contains all .so, .a and .h files. Then I found 2 files:
libfoo1.install and libfoo-dev.install that are but patterns for files
that are to be installed (include) in each package. How can I use this
files? It's any automatic way to do this? Do I need modify the
debian/rules or the main Makefile or both?
Thanks in advance.