Packaging of libraries

Christopher Faylor
Thu Aug 5 15:44:00 GMT 2010

On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 10:34:38AM -0400, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>I'm working on packaging rtorrent for Cygwin.  To that end it requires
>libtorrent and libsigc++.  My question is, for libtorrent and
>libsigc++, I need to split the dll and the developer packages
>(obviously), but do I also need to split the devel package and
>separate out the documentation?
>For example, I'm thinking:
>libsigc++-2.2.8-1.tar.bz2 (DLL)
>libsigc++-2.2.8-1-devel.tar.bz2 (headers, import libraries)
>libsigc++-2.2.8-1-src.tar.bz2 (source)
>libsigc++-2.2.8-1-doc.tar.bz2 (Required? - HTML documentation, tutorial)
>Please let me know, thank you.

Well, for starters the libsigc++-2.2.8-1-doc.tar.bz2 would give upset,
and possibly setup.exe heartburn.  It should probably be



I like the idea of separating the documentation but not every package
does this so whatever you decide is ok with me unless someone else has a
compelling argument either way.


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