In article <199609030814.KAA06405@circe.informatik.rwth-aachen.de> you write:
>Are we supposed to use dpkg-shlibdeps for all dependecies upon shared libs?
I believe so, yes.
>Or is it just for the three (or so) installed in /etc/dpkg/shlibs.default?
Ian will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think (under the New Scheme of
Things) packages which provide shared libraries should have a
debian/shlibs file detailing the appropriate dependency information.
Until all packages which provide shared libraries are converted to
provide this file, we could:
(1) Have all the shlibs information in /etc/dpkg/shlibs.default. (This
happened with the X libraries.)
or (2) Temporarily put the appropriate information in
debian/shlibs.local in the package with the dependency on the shared
IMO neither of these is wonderful; thoughts?
- From: Michael Meskes <meskes@Informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE>