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Re: Lintian package-has-a-duplicate-relation

Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> writes:
> rocheml@httrack.com wrote:

>> Is there a way to force a specific library version known in
>> ${shlibs:Depends} ?

>> Using "Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}" is not really fine, if I want to
>> force the library to be upgraded when the primary binary package is
>> updated.

> Why would you want to do that?

Usually because the binaries shipped with the package use internal,
undocumented interfaces that are not available to the rest of the world
and hence are not considered part of the SONAME (i.e., upstream doesn't
bump the SONAME when they change).

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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