Re: Multiarching perl
Niko Tyni wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 01:16:19PM +0100, Wookey wrote:
>> The other issue is that /usr/lib/libperl.so.5.14.2 isn't actually in
>> libperl (except on i386). It's in perl-base. Can someone explain the
>> thinking here? It doesn't matter a great deal but I suspect some
>> understanding will help avoid me getting it all wrong. Is it anything
>> to do with ensuring perl and its libraries are upgraded in lockstep?
> Yes, it's all to do with that. The perl-base package is Essential:yes,
> so it needs to stay functional even when its dependencies are not
> configured. If libperl.so.$VERSION was in a separate package, upgrading
> either of the libperl package or the perl-base package would potentially
> break /usr/bin/perl.
libperl-$VERSION-base: ships libperl.so.$VERSION
perl-base: Pre-Depends: libperl-$VERSION-base