Re: Bug#571776: document symbols
Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I think this description adapted from the deb-symbols(5) manual page
> mislead you into thinking that there were leading spaces before | or *
> when in fact there are none.
> I have updated the manual page to make it look like this now:
> library-soname main-dependency-template
> [| alternative-dependency-template]
> [* field-name: field-value]
> symbol minimal-version [id-of-dependency-template]
Thanks, I've now fixed my draft text as well.
>> + <example>
>> +libGL.so.1 libgl1
>> + | libgl1-mesa-glx #MINVER#
> Drop the leading space on that last line.
>> + For our example, the <tt>zlib1g</tt> <file>symbols</file> file
>> + would contain:
>> + <example compact="compact">
>> + * Build-Depends-Package: zlib1g-dev
> And here too.
>> + </example>
>> + (Don't forget the space before the <tt>*</tt> so that it will
>> + be parsed as part of the entry for that library.)
> And that sentence is then useless (or needs to be reworded).
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>