Am 29.06.2010 19:23, schrieb Jonas Smedegaard:
Correct. As the very first sentence of its manpage says:
Check and list dependencies of development library packages
He? IMHO this is neither right nor common practice.
The "dependencies of development library packages" are not necessarily
the -dev packages of the libraries that the package in question is
I mean, if libfoo0 is linked against liba0, libb0 and libc0, then
liba-dev, libb-dev and libc-dev are *not* necessarily dependencies of
libfoo-dev! Imagine what this would mean for e.g. libavcodec-dev.
Things are different for static libraries, though.
To find out hard dependencies for shared libraries development
packages, you should (1) check which headers are included by the
public API, (2) check which libraries are referenced by the .pc files
and (3) check which libraries are referenced by the .la files.
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