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Re: Need help with strange ldd output

On Sun, Oct 01, 2000 at 04:18:38AM +0200, Yann Dirson wrote:
> I have compiled a package which contains the following shared lib:
> /usr/lib/liballeg-3.9.33.so
> I think there are a number of things which were done wrong here, and
> would appreciate any hints.  Please CC me on reply, I'm not on
> deb-dev.
> When I link something with it I get in ldd's output:
>         liballeg-3.9.33.so => /usr/lib/liballeg-3.9.33.so (0x40025000)
>         libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x400d6000)
> This syntax confuses dpkg-shlibdeps (and dh_makeshlibs did not look at
> the file either).  Did anyone already seen such a problem ?  Was the
> lib erroneously built, or is it just a symlink missing (I tried to
> symlink it to liballeg.so.3.9.33, with no changes.

That is not proper soname convention. It should be liballeg.so.3. If you do
what glibc does, then you have

liballeg.so.3 -> liballeg-3.9.33.so
liballeg.so -> liballeg.so.3 (in the -dev package)

But the SONAME (as shown by the output in 'objdump') should be liballeg.so.3.

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