Re: problem with ldconfig and packaging libs
On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 03:19:46AM +0900, Ionutz Borcoman wrote:
> I am trying to package my first set of libs. I am doing this from my
> account with fakeroot. The problem is that this way, the process stops
> with the following error:
Just in case...
1) In this case the Makefile should not run ldconfig. Your solution
(ldconfig -n) is about the same, because ldconfig is not processing the
trusted directories nor the configured ones. It's not writing the cache
either (which could be REALLY BAD -- think 'ports', package building
shoud NOT mess arround with porter's machines, or anyone's machines for
that matter). With -n ldconfig is doing nothing (strace it) because you
didn't specify a directory to work on.
2) What's ldconfig supposed to be doing in this particular case? It reads
the so.x.y file, extracts the soname, puts a symlink soname ->
library.so.x.y and also a library.so -> library.so.x.y one. It's not
doing that, so there's no symlink.
What should you do? Remove ldconfig from the makefile, and after running
"$(MAKE) install" in debian/rules, add the necessary commands to make the
symlinks *in the proper order* and *in the proper packages* (read the
Packaging Manual, shared libraries section -- gosh, I want the PM in info
IFF it's possible, you should build a static library and put that on the