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Re: RFS: libgeier (updated package)

On 07/11/2011 10:03 PM, Olaf Dietsche wrote:
Andreas Moog<amoog@ubuntu.com>  writes:

On 07/11/2011 08:17 PM, Olaf Dietsche wrote:

I didn't look into your package, but still having an empty
dependency_libs entry is important for multiarch support. According to
http://release.debian.org/~aba/la/current.txt (which is linked from
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/05/msg01003.html) xmlsec1 is
OK, so you should really clean this entry in your libgeier.la.

I don't understand this either.

If xmlsec1 is ok and libtool copies these dependencies into libgeier.la,
why is it an error for libgeier to include this information, but not for

If you look at libxmlsec1-dev you will notice that the dependencies_libs
entry is empty, as it should be.

$ dpkg -l 'libxmlsec1*'
ii  libxmlsec1        1.2.14-1+squeeze1 XML security library

Squeeze? The current version in unstable is 1.2.14-1.2.

If this is a bug for libgeier, libtool shouldn't copy these
dependencies in the first place.

And if an empty dependency_libs entry is important for multiarch
support, why is it important for libgeier, but not for xmlsec1?

It's important for ALL packages to either ship no la-file at all (if no
other package references it) OR to have at least an empty
dependencies_libs entry in the la-file. libxmlsec1-dev's la-file is
empty, libgeier's isn't.

If libxmlsec1-dev's were empty, we wouldn't discuss this matter for

See above, in the current unstable version the dependency_libs field is empty.

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