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Re: Debian 1.2.2 and dependency on libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)

On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Jean Pierre LeJacq wrote:

> On a practical side, what is the recommend approach to this
> problem?  I currently track unstable, do not have stable
> installed, am maintaining the wn package, and would
> obviously like to have the package available for the stable
> branch.
> My understanding of the packaging standard is to use the following in
> the control file:
>     Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}
> and use dpkg-shlibsdeps to do textual substitution.
> Should I replace this with a hard-coded limit on the libc version
> supported by stable?  Will this work if I compile the package under
> the unstable branch?
I would not suggest any of the above. There is no guarantee that a program
linked against the unstable libc5 will run properly against an earlier
version. You could test it of course, but at that point (you have to
install the earlier library to do the test) you should just build the
package against the proper library.



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