Subject: freetype-lib and dependent packages
To: None <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/24/2000 13:00:41

	The freetype library shared lib has bumped it's major library
number.  How should dependent packages then check for freetype-lib?
If it's just:

	DEPENDS+=	freetype-lib-*:../../graphics/freetype-lib

then a binary package built with freetype-lib-1.3.1 will "match"
dependencies against freetype-lib-1.2.1, but will fail to work since
it has the wrong version of the freetype library.  Should all
dependent packages now be changed to use:

	DEPENDS+=	freetype-lib-1.3*:../../graphics/freetype-lib

so that binary packages work correctly?

     -- Johnny C. Lam <>
        Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University