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Improving dependencies on shared libraries


in the list of things that we can do to make it more easy to backport
packages, there's one important item: have a finer-grained system for
generating dependencies on shared libraries. The system should have
historical knowledges of symbols exported by libraries. Then when
generating dependencies on an given package, it should check which symbols
are used and what minimal version of the library provided them.

Please find a sort of specification in the wiki:

Please check it out and share your comments. I'm not an expert of
libraries and I may have missed some important points.

In particular, your opinion is welcome concerning the "outstanding
issues" listed in the documents.

Raphaël Hertzog

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