Re: A plan to get rid of unnecessary package dependencies
Christian Aichinger <Greek0@gmx.net> writes:
> 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 been.
For a debhelper script, there's a fairly standard way of handling such
things, namely the -X option that's supported by various debhelper
commands (dh_strip, dh_compress, etc.).
However, this problem:
> 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.
does still apply.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>