Re: different package and source name
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009, Jaromír Mikeš wrote:
> I am preparing package from 'lv2-c++-tools' source. It is library so I called packages 'lv2-c++-tools0' and 'lv2-c++-tools-dev'
> But I got this warning from lintian:
> W: lv2-c++-tools0: package-name-doesnt-match-sonames libpaq0
> I renamed packages to libpaq0 and libpaq-dev.
lv2-c++-tools contains at least three libraries; liblv2-gui,
liblv2-plugin, and libpaq; presumably you should be building separate
binaries and -dev packages for them all.
You'll want to read the library packaging guide before continuing much
> My question is: Is it normal to have totally different name of
> source and packages or should be solved somehow e.g. ask upstream
> for renaming source?
In general, a source package should build at least one binary package
with the same name. The major exception are libraries like this one.
What I can't stand is the feeling that my brain is leaving me for
someone more interesting.