[Development] Removing libudev dependency from binary packages?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Oct 22 09:24:02 CEST 2013

On terça-feira, 22 de outubro de 2013 07:01:22, Knoll Lars wrote:
> >There are two major versions of libudev in use in major distros:
> >libudev.so.0
> >and libudev.so.1. The new one has been in use for about a year, so we can
> >expect the need to support both versions for the next few years of builds.
> Isn't the old version still available on new distroibutions for backwards
> compatibility? In that case we could simply use the old version for the
> time being.

No, not really. If a library isn't needed by anything else and there are no 
extraordinary reasons for keeping it (like it happens for the LSB packages), 
the library isn't provided at all.

At least for Fedora 19, no package provides libudev.so.0. If I wanted to 
install it, I'd have to load the package from Fedora 17.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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