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Re: Dependencies on -dev packages

On 03 Sep 2002 11:58:10 -0700
Stephen Zander <gibreel@debian.org> wrote:

> What is the thinking behind always requiring libfoo-dev to depend on
> libbar-dev when libfoo depends on libbar?  I understand the need when
> /usr/include/foo.h contains
>   #include <bar.h>

So that libbar-dev can conflict with packages that libbar is incompatible 
with at run-time, so that other shared libraries that are incompatible 
do not get loaded in the same shared namespace.

Google, libpkg-guide.


dancer@debian.org  http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer

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