[ITP] ploticus, libploticus, ploticus-common, ploticus-doc (revised)
Fri Sep 30 23:14:00 GMT 2005
Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 12:02:12PM -0400, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>>Maybe you're right. I don't have much experience with library packages and so
>>overlooked this. Do others agree?
> Yes. static libraries belong in a -devel package.
I don't see *any* .h files in the packages. A C library is pretty
useless for development without them. The following headers are in the
However, I couldn't find any Linux ploticus packages that distribute
these headers -- mainly because they ALSO do not distribute the static
library, either. (Note that the "official" linux binary package on the
ploticus homepage ALSO does not distribute the lib nor headers)
It seems that libploticus.a is simply a "convenience" library, intended
to make building ploticus.exe (aka 'pl') easier. It does not appear
that the ploticus team really intended to furnish a publicly reusable API.
In that case, it might just be better to not distribute the library or
the headers at all, but this decision would require further research.
Maybe the original poster could contact the ploticus development team
and ask their advice on packaging?
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