Re: depending on itself -- bug?
On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> >> 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?
Ah, yes, I suppose. I was using the word "reason" as "justification",
not as "cause".
In either case, a package which depends on itself is almost surely a bug,
I would certainly welcome a lintian warning for that.