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Re: Writing shlibs for unversioned libraries

On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 11:14:48AM +0100, David Paleino wrote:
> I don't want to override the lintian warnings:
> E: gthumb: shlib-missing-in-control-file libgthumb.so for usr/lib/libgthumb.so
> W: gthumb: unused-shlib-entry-in-control-file libgthumb gthumb
> W: gthumb: package-name-doesnt-match-sonames libgthumb
> because this sounds plain wrong (only the last one might be acceptable).
> Any idea on how to continue?

You could change the build system to make libgthumb.la a convenience
library (if it is using libtool), so that gthumb gets linked to it
statically and libgthumb.so does not get installed.

Or does any other package use libgthumb.so?  If not, I do not see the
point in installing it in /usr/lib, it looks like a (build-system)
implementation detail to me.


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