Package management?

Malcolm malcolm.parsons at
Fri Sep 8 12:51:03 CEST 2006

On 08/09/06, Stefan Sperling <stsp at> wrote:

> At package creation time, you always need a human to specify
> dependencies.

On Debian, a program looks at the binaries in the package and examines
which shared libraries they link against. The packages that these
libraries are in are then added to the dependencies automatically.

Additional dependencies can be specified manually if required.

Malcolm Parsons

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