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Re: Bug#145569: ncurses: wrong dependency on libc6-dev



On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 08:33:40PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es> immo vero scripsit:
> 
> > > This sounds wrong.
> > > It should really depend on the version of libcx-dev that it was
> > > compiled against.
> > 
> > You can use versioned depends but you shouldn't be using the major
> > number in that case. Eg:
> > 
> > libc6-dev (= foo) | libc6.1-dev (= foo) | libc0.3-dev (= foo)
> > 
> > Since we don't have versioned depends to say: libc-dev (= foo)
> 
> I'm saying that libncurses-dev/hurd should have a line that
> says 
> 
> Depends: libc0.3-dev (=foo)
> 
> while 
> 
> libncurses-dev/i386 should have
> 
> Depends: libc6-dev (=foo)
> 
> I'm moving this discussion over to -devel, 
> because this topic is not restricted to ncurses only.

I think we should just implement versioned depends and have

Depends: glibc-dev (= foo)

I say "glibc-dev" because we have another libc for the *BSD ports, so
it will probably be something like this in the future:

Depends: glibc-dev (= foo) | bsdlibc-dev (= bar)

Jeroen Dekkers
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