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Re: Pending Packages List, 2003-10-21

On 2003-10-21T17:00-0000, Daniel Reed wrote:
) Package: libsigsegv 2.0-1
) Description: Library for handling page faults.
)    Proposer: Jari Aalto
)    Proposal:
)        Also: libsigsegv-devel  [Library for handling page faults.]
)        Also: libsigsegv-doc  [Library for handling page faults (Documentation).]
)    Problems: base package as well as the devel package contain the same files in usr/lib (cygwin-apps-get.11564)
)              the package uses a too old libtool (cygwin-apps-get.11564)
)              Same for the docs.  Why splitting if the documentation is for developers? (cygwin-apps-get.11564)
)      Status: Attained required 3 votes. Package available.
)    HOLD-UPS: Unresolved problems. Not reviewed.

The libsigsegv package contains the combined content of those two
sub-packages, so they appear to be redundant. Either libsigsegv should be an
empty package; or one of libsigsegv-devel or libsigsegv-doc should replace
libsigsegv; or both libsigsegv-devel and libsigsegv-doc should be removed
and libsigsegv should remain the same.

That is, libsigsegv-devel includes a header file, a static library, and the
  .la file for linking. None of these are necessary for the runtime of any
  potential dependent packages, they are just used for building.
libsigsegv-doc includes the contents of usr/share/doc/libsigsegv-2.0/ and
libsigsegv contains all of the above.

My recommendation would be to replace libsigsegv with libsigsegv-doc, since
the base package is expected to include both things libsigsegv-doc includes,
and to leave libsigsegv-devel standalone. When/if a shared version of
libsigsegv is produced, it should accompany the documentation in the
libsigsegv package.

So, unless there is any objection, I am going to re-list
as libsigsegv-2.0-1 and ignore

If there is consensus that the whole package should be held off until it can
be re-packaged to produce a dynamic library, I will hold off on uploading.
Otherwise, since there appear to be people patiently holding their breath, I
will go ahead and upload libsigsegv and libsigsegv-devel later today.

) Package: suite3270 3.2.20-1
) Description: 3270 Emulator Suite
)    Proposer: Peter A. Castro
)        Also: suite3270-common  [3270 Emulator Suite (common)]
)        Also: c3270  [3270 Emulator (Curses)]
)        Also: pr3287  [3287 Printer Emulator]
)        Also: s3270  [3270 Emulator (Scripted)]
)        Also: tcl3270  [3270 Emulator (Tcl)]
)        Also: x3270  [3270 Emulator (X-Windows)]
)   Aye votes: Corinna Vinschen (2003-09/msg00341.html) [1/3]
)      Status: Package available.
)    HOLD-UPS: Not enough votes (need 2 more). Not reviewed.

I have not heard from the original packager whether renaming these
sub-packages should go through; should this be considered an unresolved
problem, or should I just rename them?

Daniel Reed <>
It is so easy to miss pretty trivial solutions to problems deemed
complicated.  The goal of a scientist is to find an interesting problem,
and live off it for a while.  The goal of an engineer is to evade
interesting problems :) -- Vadim Antonov <> on NANOG

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