Re: libmagick, libmagick++ soname confusion
> For debian-devel: I supposed it was a bug in imagemagick 188.8.131.52.9-1
> that it provided libraries with the wrong sonames . However, now
> that the sonames are correct, shouldn't
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/libmagick++5.5.7.shlibs declare a *versioned*
> dependency, such that people will not try to use a freshly built (say)
> autotrace with 4:184.108.40.206-1, which does not provide .so.6?
I've got an impression that either the package name needs to change.
imagemagick has been rather bad-mannered about shared library versioning;
There is still a possibility of mistakes on the part of maintainer scripts
or something else.
I've got an impression that a versioned dependency is not really going
to help very much in this case, although I have not yet looked closely