[Pkg-ime-devel] Re: Request for comments: Split scim shared library package

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com
Wed Dec 13 18:05:09 CET 2006

Hello Ming,

On Di, 2006-12-12 at 19:10 -0600, Ming Hua wrote:
> So to make KDE people happy, as well as to try reducing the difference
> between Debian's and Ubuntu's scim package, I plan to split
> libscim-gtkutils-1.0 shared library out of libscim8c2a package, as a
> separate new package, tentatively named libscim8c2a-gtk.  This way skim
> and other KDE-only SCIM packages can depends only on libscim8c2a, and
> get rid of the GTK+ indirect dependencies.  Also, a corresponding
> development library package will be introduced as well
> (libscim-gtk-dev).
> The consequence of this, is that many SCIM packages need to change the
> build dependency.  Currently most of them build-depends on libscim-dev
> (>= 1.4.0), after this change many of them need to build-depend on
> libscim-gtk-dev as well.  I will adjust the dependency of scim-dev
> package to pull in libscim-gtk-dev as well, but I think as a meta
> package, scim-dev is not really suited for build dependency (like you
> shouldn't build-depend on xlibs-dev).

I'd definitely prefer this solution to the one suggested in
https://bugs.launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/scim/+bug/67057 - if
you need a hand, I'm happy to help out with that and get it done and
fixed in Feisty ASAP.

Have a nice day,

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