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Re: Early adopters of symbol based dependencies needed

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 10:35:50AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Nov 2007, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > FWIW, I'm testing this on libxml2. I'd have some remarks:
> > - The .symbols file in /var/lib/dpkg/info is bigger than all the other
> > maintainer files there for libxml2. If a significant amount of packages
> > implement this, it can start to make a difference. It might be nice to
> > support a gzipped format.
> In particular for C++ packages. For C packages, the size impact is quite
> limited compared to the size of the respective libraries.
> I didn't implement this until now because all files in control.tar.gz have
> always been plain text files and I'm not sure I want to change this. Other
> opinions are welcome.

Maybe that should be done when dpkg puts the files in
/var/lib/dpkg/info, not in control.tar.gz


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