Re: Lintian package-has-a-duplicate-relation
On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 01:19:36PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Steve Langasek <email@example.com> writes:
> > Now, the clean solution for those cases when there's a compelling reason
> > to implement this bad idea: see what dpkg-shlibdeps(1) has to say about
> > shlibs.local.
> I've tried to do this before and encountered:
> See dpkg-shlibdeps(1) for details of the format of shared library
> dependency files.
> which of course is recursive and that man page contains no such details.
> I don't actually know what the format of that file is (although I expect I
> could make guesses at it from poking around, or get a much better idea by
> reading over the source code). But if there is a standard format that
> someone knows, it would be great to have that as a patch to Bug#316485.
See policy section 8.6. It's the same as normal shlibs files.