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Re: A plan to get rid of unnecessary package dependencies

> > Sorry. I had a short look at some packages and all redundant
> > dependencies were created by shlibdeps. It doesn't seem to make sense to
> > have a list by maintainer when the dependencies weren't added by
> > him/her. Or did I misunderstand what this discussion is about?
> Yes, I'm afraid you did.  The behavior of dpkg-shlibdeps is correct: it
> documents the packages that must be present on the system in order for the
> binaries to work.  The bug we're discussing happens at the ELF linker level
> ...

Ah, silly me, I thought the problem was a Depends: entry not a real
dependancy. Sorry for the confusion.

Michael Meskes
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