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

On Fri, 29 Dec 2000, Steve Langasek wrote:

> 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.

Nononononono.  You are confused.

LD_LIBRARY_PATH is used so that programs and libs in debian/tmp that are
compiled AGAINST libs in debian/tmp can be properly resolved with ldd.
debian/shlibs.local is then used to map the libraries to packages.
debian/shlibs.local can be used to override the system
(/var/lib/dpkg/info/*.shlibs) shlibs files.

There are 2 things going on, and both are needed.

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