OpenSlide debian package

Mathieu Malaterre mathieu.malaterre at
Fri Sep 2 05:05:48 EDT 2011

One more thing, for debian/ubuntu people, package is available for now
on mentors:


On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Mathieu Malaterre
<mathieu.malaterre at> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 3:36 AM, Benjamin Gilbert <bgilbert at> wrote:
>> On 09/01/2011 03:32 PM, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>>> - is it ok, if I set the SOVERSION to 3.2 for the current 3.2.4
>>> release ? I am hoping change of minor version does not imply change of
>>> - I do not understand what the tools/ subdirectory is good for. I do
>>> not see any cmakelists.txt which would compile the main() functions.
>>> Is this an error ?
>> Hello Mathieu,
>> Thanks for doing this work!
>> CMake is currently only used for Windows builds.  Linux builds should
>> use the Autotools infrastructure, which properly handles the tools/
>> directory.
>> The soversion of OpenSlide is currently 0.
>> A couple other things I noticed in your packaging:
>> get-orig-source appears to be repacking the original source tarball.
>> Why is this necessary?
>> Your -dev package should also include the pkg-config file, openslide.pc.
> Hi Benjamin,
>  Thanks for your input. I believe they are all now taken into
> account. Quick explanation for the repackaging. When I saw the
> valgrind.h copy within openslide, I thought I could just remove it and
> compile openslide against a system installed valgrind. However
> valgrind is not available on all platform debian supports. Therefore I
> decided to simply skip the test (anyway the test needs valid dataset
> to run).
>  As a side note, CMake install header in /usr/include/*. while
> autotools, install in /usr/include/openslide/*.h ...
>  Finally I tried writing some man pages for the tools. I would be
> more than happy if people could point to more detailed documentation.
> I used help2man to generate those man pages.
> thanks,
> --
> Mathieu


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