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

On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 12:18:58PM +0200, rocheml@httrack.com wrote:
> Hi folks,

> 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.

> However,
> Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, libmypackage1 (= ${Source-Version})
> Will make lintian scream.

> I could abandon the use of ${shlibs:Depends}, and list each dependencies
> manually, but this is a bit annoying.

> Any clever suggestions ?

Well, I think people have adequately addressed the reasons why this is a bad
idea. :)

Now, the clean solution for those cases when there's a compelling reason to
implement this bad idea:  see what dpkg-shlibdeps(1) has to say about

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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