I'm writing an Ubuntu package for a package which essentially provides a number of libraries and headers which then be used to build other software. The package also breaks up in smaller subpackages which are interdependent; in this sense the package is quite similar to boost.
I noticed that packages like boost provide
but nothing that goes by the name
- What is the idea behind this?
- What are the purposes of the
- Are there any instructions provided on how to write build files for those packages?