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Bug#4988: make dpkg-shlibdeps recognize scripts/java programs?

Klee Dienes <klee@sedona.com> writes:

> OK, now I'm confused.  Maybe we're running different versions of
> dpkg-shlibdeps?  Or maybe different versions of ldd?  If I run the
> dpkg-shlibdeps from dpkg-dev_1.4.3, I get:
> $ ./dpkg-shlibdeps -O /bin/true /bin/ls || echo 'error exit'
> ldd: /bin/true is not a.out or ELF
> dpkg-shlibdeps: failure: ldd on `/bin/true' gave error exit status 1
> error exit

You're absolutely right, and now my util-linux fails to build.
Apparently a recent version of ldd changed return code semantics.  It
used to return 0 even with the `not a.out or ELF' message.

I agree that dpkg-shlibdeps should be fixed to handle this.


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