Re: JOEL BAKER, STOP TELLING PEOPLE TO DEPEND ON LIBC-DEV *INSTEAD* OF LIBC6-DEV
On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 12:11:15PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> My assumption had been that it's to keep the linker from barfing if
> you're compiling a static object using the library in question. Most
> such libraries will have unresolved symbols, very often into libc.
> On this theory you'd also need dependencies on -dev packages containing
> any other unresolved symbols. For instance, libxaw7-dev would depend on
> xlibs-dev because it calls into the Xlib and Xt libraries and on
> libc6-dev | libc-dev because -- like most code -- it uses the standard C
It is also for include files.
eg. if one -dev package has *.h files that include *.h files
from another -dev package.
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>