Re: Bug#224450: libncurses5-dev: needs to either ship /usr/lib/libncurses.so.5 -> libtermcap.so or make ldconfig not do so
On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 06:38:02PM -0800, Joshua Kwan wrote:
> Package: libncurses5-dev
> Version: 5.3.20030719-4
> Severity: important
> $SUBJECT. This is why:
> dpkg-shlibdeps.orig: warning: unable to find dependency information for
> shared library libncurses (soname 5, path /usr/lib/libncurses.so.5,
> dependency field Depends)
> The reason for this happening is that ldconfig determines that it needs
> to create that symlink for some reason, even though everything works
> just fine without. But when that symlink gets made, dpkg-shlibdeps
> doesn't know anything about it.
> So either the package must ship that symlink in the package to allow
> dpkg-shlibdeps to find it or somehow make ldconfig never create it.
Something is very wrong. /usr/lib/libncurses.so.5 should never be
created, because the library already exists in /lib. And it certainly
shouldn't be created pointing to libtermcap.so. But I just found the
same shared library on my installation, so maybe it's an ldconfig bug?
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer