[aur-general] request to make a -libs package

Morten Linderud foxboron at archlinux.org
Sun Feb 6 12:46:16 UTC 2022

On Sun, Feb 06, 2022 at 04:09:06AM -0800, Sam Mulvey via aur-general wrote:
> Hello!
> I maintain the xen package in AUR, and I recently got a merge request on my
> private repo to split the libs off into a split package in order to make
> building packages for things like ocaml a little easier.   Previously,
> packages depended on a now outdated xenstore package.
> I have a vague hope of someone picking up the package at some point for
> inclusion into [community], or at least to that standard.  That said, I do
> want to be responsive to people.  There aren't many -libs packages out
> there, so I'm wondering where the standard is, and searching around hasn't
> been fruitful for me so far.
> Any pointers would be welcome.   Thanks!

Arch doesn't split off libraries and development headers into seperate packages
and this is a feature. There are few exceptions to this but generally I
don't think there is anything written about this.

Morten Linderud
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