I'm the maintainer of the libgtkdatabox package. I've got a bugreport
about missing dependencies.
> Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 17:36:27 +0900
> From: Ionutz Borcoman <email@example.com>
> Subject: Bug#33841: libgtkdatabox: missing dependencies
> Package: libgtkdatabox
> Version: 0.1.7.0-1
> libgtkdatabox is not depending of anything else except libc6, while it
> needs gtk to run.
Because I really don't know why this happens I checked
/usr/lib> ldd libgtkdatabox-0.1.7.so.6.0.0
libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x4000a000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x00000000)
and so the reason for the dependency problem is caused by the
linking of library. I asked the upstream author if he has any clue
but he doesn't (it the same strange result at his box).
The library works well as you can check with the example program.
I expect problems in the libtool mechanism which the author has changed
but I'm really no libtool expert and I would like to ask if someone
who knows more about libtool could check the problem.