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Re: libgdbm1 dependency problems

Christoph Lameter writes:
> On Tue, 17 Dec 1996, David Engel wrote:
> david >I am very slowly starting to ramp on how to use debmake.  In looking
> david >at the latest libgdbm1 packages as examples, I found some dependency
> david >problems.  I haven't looked far enough yet to know if they are caused
> david >by debmake or just Cristoph's packaging, but I thought I'd let you all
> david >know about them.
> Debmake does not calculate dependencies of sharable libraries, just
> executables. I need to have a look at that.

It's not currently feasible to automatically calculate the
dependencies on shared libraries as most libraries don't have the
required information compiled in.  It is possible to compile the
dependencies in but most people don't do it.

> david >libgdbm1-dev should definitely depend on libc5-dev in addition to
> david >libgdbm1.  Without this dependency, a user could install incompatible
> david >development packages (eg. libgdbm1-dev and libc6-dev).
> Ok. Will also add that dependency to the template.
> That is true for all libraries right?


David Engel                        Optical Data Systems, Inc.
david@ods.com                      1001 E. Arapaho Road
(972) 234-6400                     Richardson, TX  75081

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