Re: A plan to get rid of unnecessary package dependencies
Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
> Thomas Bushnell BSG <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Christian Aichinger <Greek0@gmx.net> writes:
>>> A "problem" means that the package has useless dependencies on
>>> library packages. This causes the kind of trouble outlined above and
>>> should be fixed. A HOWTO is here:
>> Hey. If we have a programmatic way of detecting this cases, why not
>> just fold that into the shlibdeps program, and be done with it?
> How could shlibdeps help? The trouble with these dependencies is that,
> when the library or binary is loaded, all of those NEEDED libraries will
> also be loaded, even though they're not actually needed. So the shared
> library or binary *does* depend on those libraries, in that it won't run
> unless they're present, despite the fact that it's not actually using any
> symbols from them.