[Pkg-samba-maint] file which are installed into debian/tmp/ but not moved into packages

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Mon Dec 26 08:33:25 UTC 2005

On Sun, Dec 25, 2005 at 07:24:55PM +0100, Noèl Köthe wrote:

> there are some files installed into debian/tmp/ but not moved into a
> Debian package:

> usr/include/libmsrpc.h
> usr/lib/libmsrpc.a
> usr/lib/libmsrpc.so
> (not in 3.0.20b)

Do you know what these are?  I certainly wouldn't bother trying to ship a
new library until we know it's needed by something; and if upstream is
currently installing it as "libmsrpc.so", there's some work to do before
it's something we can ship as a shared lib.

> usr/lib/samba/*.msg (swat translations)
> (also in 3.0.20b)

I don't see any reason why we *shouldn't* ship the swat translations in the
swat package, do you?

> usr/lib/samba/auth/script.so
> (not in 3.0.20b)

> usr/lib/samba/charset/CP437.so
> usr/lib/samba/charset/CP850.so
> (also in 3.0.20b)

Do we know what these are used for?  I definitely recommend against
packaging (and thus, supporting) files if we don't know what they're for. :)
I guess the last two files, at least, are an alternative to using iconv for
charset conversion in specific cases; but is there any reason why we should
prefer these over GNU iconv, which is guaranteed to be available anyway?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon at debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/
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