Advice on Packaging

James Westby jw+debian at
Sun Apr 26 14:57:09 BST 2009

On Sun, 2009-04-26 at 14:45 +0100, Matthew Daubney wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm starting to look into some packaging to help out a bit, and have
> found my first target to get involved. I want to package libk8055
> ( and the gui for the k8055 board
> ( Obviously the first thing I
> need to package is the library, but the library comes with a cli program
> to use as well.
> Should I package the library and then package the cli program, or should
> I just package them up as one as they are now?

If they are released in the same tarball then putting them both in the
same source package makes sense.

You will however want to split the cli program in to a separate binary
package from the library.



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