Bug#780245: double-conversion: Please add .symbols file

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at iki.fi
Wed Mar 11 14:46:19 UTC 2015

11.03.2015, 11:21, Sébastien Villemot kirjoitti:
>> As a wishlist item, the package could benefit from getting a 
>> ..symbols file added.
>> (this was suggested at https://launchpad.net/bugs/1427677)
> double-conversion is a C++ library, and maintaining symbols files is
> usually very tedious for C++ libraries (as acknowledged by Debian Policy
> in §8.6.4).

I agree, although the pkgkde-symbolshelper from pkg-kde-tools does help
with handling and updating symbols even with complex C++ libraries, as
used in for example the Qt 5 packages.

> Given that the library is small, that may be manageable though. But it's
> not clear to me what are the benefits over the shlibs system here; the
> library does not change very often and has few reverse dependencies.

It's a downstream policy to ask for symbols files for the officially
supported packages, so I forwarded it to Debian. But in case of
double-conversion there might be little benefit indeed.
Double-conversion now has a new reverse dependency of
qtdeclarative-opensource-src (the version in experimental) which
prompted this bug.

It's ok to close it as "ack, but not needed", or just keep it open as a
wishlist item for now.


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