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Re: Dependencies on shared libs, take 2

On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 04:47:07PM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:

> > Throwing a sensible error at build-time if the soname has changed without
> > a package name change is also something that needs to be done, as well as
> > throwing an error at build-time if symbols listed in the symbols file have
> > gone missing; 

> Lintian already does the first,

That's not a build-time error.

> and a new check could be added for the second. There should be no need to
> complicate Raphaël's proposal when there is already a tool specifically
> designed for tests of this sort.

Yes, there is: the symbol information that needs to be stored is identical
for both and should be shared for the two tasks.

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