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Re: Archive rebuild with improved dpkg-shlibdeps

On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Raphael Hertzog]
> > If you encounter any strangeness, please report it so that we can
> > check.  Those warnings could be the base of some mass-bug filings
> > althought we might want to start with the second one (those are real
> > bugs, while the other are not creating any technical problem (except
> > useless dependencies)).
> Please do not file bugs for unnecessary linking _except_ where this
> actually changes the Depends line.  In many cases upstream might link
> several binaries against a fixed list of libraries, where not every
> binary needs every library.  This is generally quite annoying to "fix",
> and is not worth the trouble, since it doesn't affect package
> relationships or install/remove/upgrade scenarios.

Ack. I should add a similar warning at the package level instead of at the
binary level.

> Also, please omit @Base from the log messages, it adds visual clutter
> without adding information.

Well, it can be worthwhile to know which version the symbol is attached
to. If I remove it, I only remove @Base and not @GLIBC_2.4 or any other

Raphaël Hertzog

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