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Re: shlib dependencies



On Thu, Jan 27, 2000 at 12:36:38PM -0500, Ben Darnell wrote:
> I have a package which depends on libgl1.  On my machine, libgl1 is
> provided by mesag3-glide2.  When I build the package, dpkg-shlibdeps
> makes it depend on svgalibg1 as well, because mesag3-glide2 needs it.
> This is inappropriate, since other packages which provide libgl1 do not
> need svgalibg1.  How do I override this?

    In the short term, you can add a debian/shlibs.local file to force
a dependency on the virtual package libgl1 instead of mesag3-glide2.
See the packaging manual, section 12.1.  Putting the following line in
that file will probably take care of your problem:

libGL 1 libgl1


    In the long term, you should file a bug against mesag3-glide2 for
not providing a correct default shlibs.

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