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Re: surely an ordinary package shouldn't depend on devel packages?



On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 16:49:52 +0100, Brian Morrison wrote:

> Michael Schwendt wrote:
> >> I'd wager that xine has libxine statically linked and/or compiled in.
> > 
> > No, libxine.so is just a symlink pointing to the real and versioned
> > library file in the xine-lib package. This symlink is needed only when
> > building software -- it's the link that makes the -lxine linker
> > command work.
> 
> Yes, Redhat and Fedora have always done this.
> 
> The executables look for <library>.so.<version> and that is a symlink to
> <library>.so.<full-version> in one of the ld.so.conf paths.

It's the "right thing to do" and not specific to Red Hat or Fedora.


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