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Re: Shared libs dependencies

Le Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 01:54:51PM +0200, Gergely Nagy a écrit :
> zlib uses versioned symbols, a similar, but more... advanced
> thing. Perhaps the manual should be updated to point to a simple package
> that does use shlibs still.

Actually, symbols files are really easy to use with Debhelper.  One thing to
remember is to create an empty symbols file before runnign dh_makeshlibs,
otherwise it will not produce a patch.

Using a symbols file will ensure that the packages linking to the library will
only depend on the lowest version providing all the needed symbols.  It is
great for users installing Sid or Testing packages on Testing or Stable, and
sometimes helps the packages to migrate to Testing.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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