[Pkg-octave-devel] Current state of liboctave0.symbols

Sébastien Villemot sebastien.villemot at ens.fr
Tue Feb 7 22:02:48 UTC 2012

I have just seen the upload of Debian release 3.4.3-4 where the symbols
file has been removed and replaced by an shlibs file.

I was about to write a message on this list arguing precisely in this
direction: given the time that we already spent on making the symbols
file compatible with all archs, ang given the time that we would have
been spending in the future (since it is clear that with each new
upstream version of octave and/or g++, most builds would have failed
again), it is clear to me that maintaining this symbols file is a poor
use of our limited time, and that an shlibs file has a much better
benefit/effort ratio. This is even more true for the specific case of
liboctave, since the number of reverse dependencies is probably going to
be quite low.

Sébastien Villemot
Researcher in Economics & Debian Maintainer
Phone: +33-1-40-77-84-04 - GPG Key: 4096R/381A7594
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