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Re: Improving dependencies on shared libraries

On Sat, 26 May 2007, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le samedi 26 mai 2007 à 21:06 +0200, Raphael Hertzog a écrit :
> > 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.
> This is not going to work. Checking that symbols are present in a
> version does not guarantee they provide the required ABI.

If the ABI changes, the soname changes. I store the information of symbols
for a given soname. So it should work.

Raphaël Hertzog

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