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Re: Dependencies on shared libs, take 2

Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> writes:

> On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> > The file in debian is *not* updated, that's precisely the point of this
>> > discussion. Joss wants the maintainer to update it beforehand, I let the
>> > maintainer update it after its final build but it will then be used only
>> > for the next upload of course. (The file in debian is not auto-updated
>> > during the build in any case)
>> >
>> > The file in in the binary package (debian/<package>/DEBIAN/symbols) is
>> > however generated at build time (and has thus updated symbol information).
>> Wouldn't that result in packages build against an outdated symbols
>> file?
> And what's the supposed problem with that?
> The only problem that it can generate is that the maintainer forgets to
> update the symbol file from time to time and thus symbols are marked
> as appearing in a later version than the version where they were really
> introduced.
> Really not a big deal and certainly not the source of any major problem.
> Cheers,

What if the source uses one of those symbols not yet in the symbols


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