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Re: Ruby changes for Wheezy

On 2011-03-10, Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net> wrote:
> 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?

you can override what dpkg-shlibdeps detect, but it sounds like you want
to write your own shlibs/symbol files that tells 
ruby1.8 | ruby-interpreter for all involved libraries ?

The last part of shlibs files is a free text file that is passed
verbatim into the depends file.


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