lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Sat Aug 4 16:32:24 EDT 2007
On Mon, 30 Jul 2007, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> * inability to automatically find/generate dependencies on
> external packages like C libraries. Many packages that use FFI
> need to link to non-standard C libs and it's not always obvious
> what packages they need. Of course, specifying external libs is
> not simple since different platforms often call them different
> things, but perhaps we could have some non-binding hint fields.
> Or perhaps we should just try and guess based on the names of
> the libs that need to be linked to (though that doesn't cover
> deps on other programs rather than C libs).
How about asking the distribution specific package manager program to
which package the library file belongs? However, this requires that the
dependent package is installed on the packaging machine.
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