Re: Transition: krb5 to drop Kerberos IV (libkrb53 restructuring)
On Sat, Feb 28, 2009, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> You can certainly obtain a similar result nowadays by putting the
> dependency that you want in debian/control directly and by using
> the -x option of dpkg-shlibdeps to strip the dependency that you did not
I had a case recently where this wasn't too convenient with the ffmpeg
package: it depends on a bunch of libs split in their own packages in
the same source. The goal was to have a =binary:Version dep for ffmpeg
on these libs, and use a relaxed version for the shlibs for other
programs (ffmpeg calls into private ABI).
In this particular case, it was simpler to use a shlibs.local with
stricter deps during this build, while shipping relaxed shlibs.
You could argue we should have used a stricter version on the
semi-private symbols in a .symbols file, but it's more maintenance to
distinguish between the two types of symbols and it's not guaranteed to
be true in all cases (you might need =binary:version deps even if
you're not using more symbols than the public ones).