Bug#571776: debian-policy: Libraries should be allowed to not provide shlibs when they provide symbols file
* Mike Hommey <email@example.com> [100227 23:53]:
> 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.
Perhaps creating shlibs files out of symbols files at build time could
also be a solution for this.
Bernhard R. Link
"Never contain programs so few bugs, as when no debugging tools are available!"