[Pkg-octave-devel] Status of the octaviz package
rafael at debian.org
Wed Sep 28 08:26:18 UTC 2005
* Thomas Weber <weber at num.uni-sb.de> [2005-09-28 08:58]:
> Is it possible to get a more permanent solution for octaviz? How about
> moving liboctaviz.so from /usr/lib/octave-x.y.z/ to /usr/lib/?
There is certainly a solution, but there are two issues we must sort out
before implementing the change:
1) Check the Debian Policy about putting libraries in /usr/lib from
packages that do not really provide general purpose libraries
(liboctaviz is very specific to Octave and Octaviz).
2) Since Octaviz is compiled against the version of Octave currently in
sid, if the package installs the library in /usr/lib, it may break
with future versions of Octave. I already asked in octave-maintainers
if it is possible to make the /usr/lib/octave-<version> directory
"API-versioned", but I got no response.
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