Patch to sort out libgstreamer0.9 versioning
lool+alioth at via.ecp.fr
Tue Sep 13 09:05:24 UTC 2005
On Tue, Sep 13, 2005, Rob Taylor wrote:
> no, this is always true without loss of generality where A and B are not
The formula might be always true, but I maintain that the
simplification of using one dep only (the current result of the
formula) is only ok for the current version, in the current use case.
> any situation where A!=B will have either A>B, or B<A (as versioning is
> totally ordered), if B<A, simply rename the variables, and the argument
Yes, the formula is going to be correct, but only with respect to
inter-dependencies, and other packages will get a too high dep.
> The above argument only makes sense to me if packaging system and katie
> transitions consider dependencies generated by shlibdeps differently
> somehow. I don't believe this is the case, i could be wrong of course...
Shlibs are bundled dependencies, in /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.shlibs. If
you build other packages with ELF "DEPENDS" on "SONAME"s in these
files, then dh_shlibdeps will add a dep as specified in the shlibs
That means that aside from inter-dependencies between binary packages
from the same upstream source, there are other dependencies on these
binary packages from other packages build-depending on this source.
You only look at the current deps in the GStreamer source package you
consider, please take into account what the other packages will see as
Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>
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