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Re: Are circular dependencies inside a source package OK?

On 03/01/2011 11:17 AM, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 01/03/11 at 10:44 +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>> On 02/27/2011 04:31 PM, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
>>> Ideally, we would have binary packages named like that:
>>> ruby-foo: arch-indep part of the foo library
>>> ruby1.8-foo: arch-dep part of the foo library, built for ruby1.8
>>> ruby1.9.1-foo: arch-dep part of the foo library, built for ruby1.9.1
>> Here you're basically at a point where Python was years ago - one binary
>> package for every supported version. i think you should find a way to
>> move the whole stuff for all ruby versions into one package and find a
>> proper way to handle dependencies and whatever else is needed.
> Here we are only discussing Ruby libraries that ship .so files.

That shouldn't make a difference if you find a way to handle the
dependencies to whatever they link properly. Unfortunately i don't know
enough about th einternals of Ruby to make a really useful suggestion,
but I'm sure it would be possible to find a proper solution which
doesn't involve a lot of additional packages.

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