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Re: Shishi 0.0.26

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Shishi 0.0.26
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 12:30:24 +0200
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Russ Allbery <address@hidden> writes:

> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:
>> I've also noticed that the libshishi-dev Depends is wrong:
>> Depends: libshishi0 (= 0.0.25-1)
>> It needs libidn11-dev and libgnutls-dev too, but I'm not sure how to
>> make that happen automatically.
> Well, it only needs these for static linkage; beyond that, it's a libtool
> bug that it attempts to link directly with shared library dependencies
> when doing a shared build.

Maybe it should be reported...

> pkg-config provides a mechanism to get this right.

pkg-config doesn't handle cross-compiles and seem a bit fragile.

>> Similar for libshisa-dev.  I'm hard-coding these manually for now.
> You have to; there isn't any way to automatically detect dependencies for
> -dev packages (at least right now).


>> Further Depends problems: I've also made libshishi0 depend on
>> a versioned shishi-common:
>> -Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, shishi-common
>> +Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, shishi-common (= ${Source-Version})
>> This is because libshishi0 needs the proper locale files from
>> shishi-common, mixing versions there is probably not a good idea.
> Well, you probably only need shishi-common from the same upstream release,
> but yeah, that won't hurt anything and is the simple way of doing it.


Ok, I think we are pretty close to 0.0.26-1 now.  Thanks for your


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