On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 18:06:06 (CEST), Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

>>really depends on how the package uses them. In general, putting them
>>into /usr/lib/$package/ should do it, but it really depends on how the
>>package uses them. are they used as plugins like in xine, vlc? or are
>>they convenience shared libraries, like e.g. in openoffice?
>>where do  upstream's installation scripts install them?
> As quoted above, it is normal shared libraries which upstream simply
> consider immature for public use.

that's fair.

> Personally I suspect that as such we really should treat them as normal
> public shared libraries anyway for Debian packaging

well, I suspect upstream considers them immature and instable for a
reason, no?

> (as I suspect we might run into similar packaging upgrade problems no
> matter how stable upstram consider the files), but I might be unaware
> of other acceptable approaches.
> Upstream install the files below /usr/lib/scenic/

the obvious approach: just leave them there and be done with it. what
problem do you try to solve?

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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