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Re: Ruby changes for Wheezy

On 09/03/11 at 22:27 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Lucas Nussbaum writes ("Ruby changes for Wheezy"):
> > We are planning a rather large set of changes in Ruby packaging for
> > Debian wheezy, and would appreciate some external feedback on our
> > proposals.
> > 
> > Our plans are described on
> > http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Ruby/RubyInWheezy
> > Don't hesitate to ask for details if needed.
> I think your families of packages
>   ruby1.8-foo
>   ruby1.9.1-foo
>   ruby-foo-common
> etc. are overcomplicated.  Can you not find a way to make only one
> package for each extension, each containing an appropriate collection
> of .so files etc. ?

what we could do, indeed, is ship all the .so files in the same binary
package, and then hack the Depends field to have:
ruby1.8 | ruby-interpreter

What is the correct way to override what dpkg-shlibdeps detects?

- Lucas

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