Bug#571776: debian-policy: Libraries should be allowed to not provide shlibs when they provide symbols file
AFAIK, the current version of dpkg in stable supports symbols files, so I
think it is time we loosen the requirement for shlibs files when symbols
files are present.
Requiring shlibs when there is a symbols file also is error-prone, as when
the symbols file is updated, the shlibs may not be bumped.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
debian-policy depends on no packages.
debian-policy recommends no packages.
Versions of packages debian-policy suggests:
pn doc-base <none> (no description available)
-- no debconf information