Re: Early adopters of symbol based dependencies needed
Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> since the upload of dpkg 1.14.8 to unstable, it's now possible for
> library packages to generate "symbols" control files that will be used
> by other packages to get more accurate (and less strict) dependencies.
> As this is a far reaching change, I'd like some skilled maintainers to
> try it out "for real" and help me flesh out some generic guidelines so
> that when we start using it on more packages, we do it right from the
> first time.
> The wiki page http://wiki.debian.org/UsingSymbolsFiles will be used to
> collect various remarks and prepare some useful documentation that will
> be later spread to maintainers through d-d-a (and maybe merged back in
> some dpkg manual page).
I'll give this a try for libremctl1. It seems like a good candidate for a
test of something that's still fairly experimental: there are currently no
reverse-depends in Debian, it's a small library, it's already using symbol
versioning, and I'm also upstream.
> Some pre-generated symbols files can be downloaded on
This is awesome. Thank you very much for doing this. It makes it much
easier to start.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>