Subject: Re: Shared object not found - but all dependencies are ok ?!
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/13/2005 11:05:16
On Thu, 13 Jan 2005, Pavel Cahyna wrote:

> > Improving pkg_add to correctly verify the PROVIDES versus REQUIRES before
> > installation is any idea. I am not sure what it can say though -- "This
> > package needs ..... I don't know what the package is called. Sorry."
> Now I am thinking about this more, and I see that it is not sufficient,
> because there will be often need to have multiple versions of a library
> installed and I don't think that having multiple packages with the same
> name is supported, so a version number in a package name will be still
> needed. Or does pkgviews change something here?

pkgviews won't help with your problem, because the problem is with having
open-ended dependencies.

> Also, a way to separate a package into multiple binary packages will be
> needed, because while the different versions of a shared library have
> non-conflicting filenames, the developement files (headers and ar archives)
> and documentation don't. That's why in Debian library packages are split
> to a runtime support package and a developement package. (It can also save
> space and download dime for those who don't compile from source.)

Not the same, but pkgviews will help here -- you can have the files with
same filenames installed multiple times.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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