Re: Packages depending on libncurses5 but not build-depending on libncurses-dev
On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 08:48:20PM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2011-10-20 14:05 +0200, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 11:06:20PM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> >> Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> spectemu
> > Fixed in 0.94a-13, thanks.
> Actually, just adding the build dependency is not the best solution in
> such cases, since you'll get a spurious dependency on libncurses5
> (dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on libncurses.so.5 could be avoided
> if "debian/spectemu-x11/usr/bin/xspect" were not uselessly linked
> against it (they use none of its symbols)).
> TRT is to patch the upstream build system and fix the
> configure.in/configure.ac/Makefile files which erroneously believe that
> -lncurses/-lcurses/-ltermcap is necessary for linking against readline.
Ah, thanks. That's more effort than I expected anyone else to go to for
investigating a contrib package. ;-) Fixed properly in 0.94a-14.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]