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Re: Bug#80560: -l<directory> option to dh_shlibdeps still needed

On Wed, 27 Dec 2000, Joey Hess wrote:

> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > I had thought this was just cosmetic, but that's not the case.  If
> > LD_LIBRARY_PATH includes the path to the libraries we've just built, it can
> > use the respective DEBIAN/shlibs files from the package install directory, and
> > debian/shlibs.local is no longer necessary.

> Hmm, but isn't debian/shlibs.local the accepted, documented way to do
> this?

It is the documented way, yes, but based on what I've been told it is no
longer the method preferred by the actual dpkg-dev code.  dpkg-shlibdeps spits
out a warning for libraries not in the path because the authors want *all* the
libraries to be in the path, including those that come from the same source
package.  I think this is reasonable.  I think using debian/shlibs.local would
also be reasonable, but the decision has already been made in the code which
makes LD_LIBRARY_PATH an easier solution.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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