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Re: dpkg-shlibs and soname

Dale Scheetz wrote:
: On Tue, 17 Sep 1996, Heiko Schlittermann wrote:
: > 
: > Read dpkg-shlibs ... there's a shlibs.local mentioned.  It could be used
: > to fix the missing libs in /etc/dpkg/shlibs.default
: > 
: This is correct (and probably the expected method). My question is: Why
: aren't the full set of libraries provided in Debian represented in the
: default file? This is, after all, a development tool, expected to be used
: during package development. Aren't any, and all, libraries available for
: use in a package? Shouldn't they all be represented in the default shared
: library file? Otherwise, every time I pick up a new package I am likely to
: need to add one, or more, libraries to this file.

If you have a look into dpkg-shlibdeps, you'll find that
/var/lib/dpkg/info/*.shlibs files are scanned too.  So you can expect,
that somewhere (somewhen?) in the future every package carries its own 
info about which shlibs are provided, so /etc/dpkg/shlibs.default shouldn't
be necessary at all, as well as shlibs.local.  (As far as I understand ...)

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