[PD-dev] Debian packaging: multi-object/single-file libraries or single-object/multiple-files libraries?
zmoelnig at iem.at
Fri Nov 12 10:55:38 CET 2010
On 11/12/2010 05:24 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Nov 11, 2010, at 10:23 PM, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>> I'm new to Debian and to linux, and have two noob questions:
>> 1. If package A has an abstraction that depends on an object from
>> package B, is package B automatically installed when I install package
> If the package has the correct Depends: set, then yes. For binary
> libraries, there are tools to do it. For abstractions, its a manual
> process, but I suppose we could script it.
and if something was missed, it would be a bug, that you could report
and that can easily be fixed (given that a lot of packages are packaged
right now, it might be that there is too little time to check everything
>> 2. If package A has a help patch that uses an object from package
>> B, is package B automatically installed when I install package A?
> Same as above.
there has been some discussion about this, and the consensus was, that
help-patch dependencies should be treated as not-hard-dependencies.
this would allow advanced users to override the "dependency", e.g.
_allowing_ to install a library like "pd-mapping" without having to
but in general, a user who does not want to tweak their pkg-manager
settings, will get a fully functional library.
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