Re: Versioning fast-development libraries (call for help with debtags packaging)
Andrew Suffield <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 08:59:19PM +0200, Enrico Zini wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 01:36:10PM +0200, Enrico Zini wrote:
>> > Is there some more restrictive versioning and dependancy scheme I could
>> > use? I tried setting shlibs so that packages would depend on =version
>> > instead of >=version, but that seems to be a bit too restrictive.
>> Nice folks in IRC suggested me to Provide: libtagcoll-api-1.0 and
>> Depend: libtagcoll-api-1.0, then change the virtual package depend when
>> the API/ABI changes.
>> It's a solution that I like very much and I want to post it here for the
> This is a very bad idea, because it destroys versioned
> dependenies. And it's in violation of policy.
Where does it violate policy and why is perl doing that then (among