should libcantorlibs really be a public library

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Wed Mar 11 19:19:27 UTC 2015

El Dimarts, 10 de març de 2015, a les 16:15:48, Harald Sitter va escriure:
> Ahoy,
> I am looking at the debian packaging of cantor right now and noticed
> that it doesn't actually package the headers, nor the .so symlink  of
> libcantorlibs.
> It makes me wonder whether the library really should be public at all?

It's a chicken egg problem, no? 

You won't users unless your library is installed and if you don't install the 
library because there's no users...


> Usually when debian gets away with not packaging the headers/symlink
> it's a good sign of the library not being used by anything so it could
> be made private. Privateness having the advantage that one doesn't
> have to care about ABI compatibility (respectively bumping the
> so-version accordingly).
> Thoughts?
> HS
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