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Re: depending on itself -- bug?

Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> writes:

> On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Joerg Sommer <joerg@alea.gnuu.de> writes:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I found three packages in my system they name itself in the Depends
>> > field: libbonoboui2-0, libgail-common and libtextwrap1
>> >
>> > What's the reason for a package to depend on itself? This makes it hard
>> > for deborphan to detect them as orphaned. Should check lintian on this?
>> >
>> > Have a nice day, Jörg.
>> Missing shlibs.local file and binaries in the lib package?
> That would be only a "reason" for a build-depends on itself, but not for
> a depends on itself.

If the lib itself is also installed then dpkg-shlibs would find the
lib and lookup the shlibs info for the lib. Or not?


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