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Re: (WARNING) xfree86 3.3.2.3a-2 (source all i386) uploaded to master



On Sun, Oct 18, 1998 at 06:02:15AM -0400, Gregory S. Stark wrote:
> 
> Branden Robinson <branden.robinson@ibm.net> writes:
> 
> > On Fri, Oct 16, 1998 at 10:25:57AM -0700, Ben Gertzfield wrote:
> > >
> > > Branden Robinson <branden.robinson@ibm.net> writes:
> > > >
> > > > W: xext: shlib-without-dependency-information
> > > > usr/X11R6/lib/modules/xf86Jstk.so=20
> > > >
> > > > I have always gotten this error.  I don't know how to fix it, but it
> > > > doesn't seem to hurt anyone.
> > >
> > > Well, this isn't a shared library that's going to be linked to, so
> > > there should be a way to override lintian's behavior.
> > 
> > Oh, I get it.  The complaint's not about the file itself, but the absence
> > of mention in a shlibs file.  Okay.  Well, yeah, that should be overridden.
> > The only thing that uses those modules is the X server.
> 
> Maybe lintian should be modified to only run the shared library checks on
> files in the standard directories listed in /etc/ld.so.conf ?

Actually, James Troup tells me this means that the .so files in question
need to be compiled with the "-lc" option.  If Those in the Know could come
to a consensus on this, perhaps the lintian error tag and/or info could be
rewritten to better explain this error.

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branden.robinson@ibm.net         |    -- Robert Heinlein
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