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Re: Dependencies on shared libs, take 2

On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 08:14:18PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 02:02:59PM -0400, Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote:
> > [1] #363133
> > [2] Would it be worthwhile to support multiple symbols on one line to
> >     save even more space?
> >     	symbol [symbol...] dependencies...

> It would be much more worth to drop the package name from the
> dependencies. Except a few corner cases (which could probably be
> worked around some other way), they are always the package name
> inside which the library is...

> The >= is also questionnable. Are there different relationships used
> there ?

Consider cases where you want to declare that more than one package
satisfies the dependency -- we do have libraries using that today in their
shlibs.  I do think it's necessary here to support the full range of
dependency semantics here.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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