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

* Steve Langasek (vorlon@debian.org) wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 07:55:36PM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > What about static linking?  (the "other" role of -dev packages)
> If there are consumer applications that use libtool, and the library
> they're statically linking against provides a .la file, it makes sense
> for there to be dependency relationships between the -dev packages.  In
> practice, since almost nothing in Debian gets linked statically, I'm not
> sure there's much ground for requiring a Depends: for this case alone.

I'm not inclined to agree with even this.  libtool generating .la files
isn't a justification to add a Depends any more than me adding a .sfrost
file to my packages would be.  It's an informational file as far as I'm
concerned, it certainly isn't necessary.


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