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Re: Configurable debian/control & debian/rules

Magnus Holmgren <holmgren@debian.org> writes:

> It would be useful in some cases, however, to allow one source package
> to generate more than one binary package by linking against each of a
> number of mutually conflicting libraries (libkrb5 and heimdal, to name a
> real example).  But that would require quite big changes.

Sam Hartman is working on a way to allow the MIT Kerberos and Heimdal
libraries to be installed at the same time, not via the default library
packages but via packages that install the libraries into subdirectories
of /usr/lib.  The default library packages would create the links into
/usr/lib and would conflict with each other.

So that particular problem may become more tractable soon.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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