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Offline b1ackmai1er

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Submitting new extensions
« on: August 31, 2010, 03:55:06 AM »

I see a lot of extensions are split up in -dev -lib -bin -doc

What are the rules for this segregation?

i.e. do -doc contain all docs, manual pages, copyright?
i.e. do -dev contain just headers
i.e. do -lib contain all library files (both static and dynamic)
i.e. do -bin contain executables and scripts.
i.e. should all dependent package libraries be submitted as separate -lib files.


Offline Arslan S.

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Re: Submitting new extensions
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 04:30:36 AM »
there is no strict rules or there is not even such a rule that i know of but it is up to packagers where to put their files. In my opinion, a good convention is to put static libs, libtool archive files and headers to dev extension.

Offline curaga

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Re: Submitting new extensions
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 05:54:15 AM »
I only see -lib necessary when it can be used without the main package, the Xorg libs being an example. If the main package is a library, it can stay as "libwhatever.tcz".
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