Re: predepends on libc6?
email@example.com (Richard Braakman) writes:
> > The packaging manual is wrong; this is a long standing bug.
> Can you explain, or refer to a bug number that explains it?
No. I have neither the time nor the inclination to trawl through the
hundreds of bugs filed against dpkg.
> It's not very good to have incorrect instructions for shared
> libraries at a time when we're doing a massive shared-library
Most of the libraries have done long ago, and the packaging manual has
been wrong since before the release of bo.
> > > Why is it calling ldconfig?
> > Because it's the Right thing to do.
> Heh. That argument only convinces me if I already know why it's
> Right :-)
Take a look at the postinsts for every package with a shared library.
You seem fond of statistics, how many *don't* run ldconfig?
> What does the ldconfig do, if the symlinks are already there?
RTFM. Also, try it and see. I dare you to take a bo machine, rebuild
hamm's bash and remove the C postinst which runs ldconfig and then
install the resultant debs.
(Hint: it tells the dynamic linker that the library is there)
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