Bug#682830: xml-security-c packages are missing binary utilties

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Thu Jul 26 02:13:45 UTC 2012

Jacob Lundberg <jacob at gnifty.net> writes:

> It would be useful to have the binaries generated by building
> xml-security-c included in a package.  We use templatesign to sign
> metadata information, for example.  The binaries are not included
> because usr/bin is not included in either .install file.

Ah, I had missed that the package installed binaries.  (Maybe that's new
from when I originally packaged it?)

> One way to address this would be to add the following to the control
> file (apologies I didn't bother making a patch):

> Package: xml-security-c-bin
> Section: utils
> Architecture: any
> Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}
> Description: C++ library for XML Digital Signatures (development)
>  XML-Security-C is a library for the XML Digital Security specification.
>  It provides processing and handling of XML Key Management Specifications
>  (XKMS) messages.
>  .
>  This package contains the XML-Security-C utility binaries.

> And to add debian/xml-security-c-bin.install containing:

> usr/bin

Note that in order to do this in Debian, there have to be man pages for
all of the installed utilities.  I'll add this to the list of things to
do, but it will almost certainly happen faster if someone else has a
chance to write the man pages.

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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