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Re: A plan to get rid of unnecessary package dependencies

On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 01:34:50PM +0200, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> You could invent a mechanism to tag a library as "never to remove even
> if no symbols appear to be referenced". Since this should be quite rare
> even a single (config?) file listing all problematic libraries would be
> enough, at least in the beginning.

I could maintain such a list for checklib, that wouldn't be
problematic. Doing such a thing for debhelper sounds evil though, I
surely don't want to be responsible if packages fail to build (or
run correctly) because a library was removed that shouldn't have

Maintaining such information somewhere within the library package
would be possible, but that sounds like a more complex plan, and I
doubt that many library maintainers know if their lib uses such
tricks or not.

Christian Aichinger

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