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Re: libpkg-guide updated (versioned symbols), please proofread

On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 04:33:40PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 04:52:35PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > -dev packages should *NOT* depend on other -dev packages unless their
> > public .h files #include files from those other -dev packages (which
> > generally shouldn't be the case).  That whole crap was due to the lack
> > of understanding of the problem and blindness to the proper solution
> > (versioned symbols).  The result is that it just makes things FTBFS and
> > doesn't actually fix the problem anyway.  Not exactly useful.
> The reason for dependencies between -dev packages was libtool's failure
> to accomodate glibc's transitive dependency support, which is a separate
> issue than versioned symbols (though both contribute to the overall 
> problem).

What about static linking?  (the "other" role of -dev packages)

 - mdz

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