should libcantorlibs really be a public library

Harald Sitter sitter at
Thu Mar 12 09:36:00 UTC 2015

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 8:19 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at> wrote:
> 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...

Sure. Hence my question. If it is public because it is believed to be
useful to the world, and getting proper public library treatment
(so-version management and what not), then Debian (I really care about
Kubuntu here :P) should package the development related files. Right
now they are not packaged but installed by cmake which seems like a
problem in either case.


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