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Re: Bug#571776: document symbols

Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> writes:
> Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> (13/01/2012):

>> Yes, but there was some discussion in the Policy bug asking why shlibs
>> files were required when they're not used if a symbols file is present,
>> and while I originally argued that keeping them both made sense, I came
>> around to that position after reviewing the bug discussion.  It doesn't
>> hurt anything, but there doesn't really seem to be any point in
>> providing shlibs if symbols is present.

> Last I checked, one needs an shlibs file to get proper dependencies into
> udebs, which explains why libx* packages still use some -V flag in their
> dh_makeshlibs call.

Yes, udebs are called out as an exception and it's still stated that
shlibs must be used for udebs.  They still are consistent with the
property above, though, since symbols aren't supported for udebs, or at
least that's what I understood.

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

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