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Re: libraries without version in SONAME


>>> On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 12:36:44AM +0200, radus@smartpost.ro wrote:
>>> I was looking into packaging a software that has a soname:
>>>   SONAME      libyate.so
>>> but no version, and also upstream doesn't want any version on this
> library.
>>> During dh_shlibdeps i get :
>>> dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: format of libyate.so not recognized
>>> is this a problem because of the missing SONAME version or some other
> thing ?
>> Yup, vi `which dpkg-shlibdeps `, line 120:
> [snip]

I have a problem with the upstream. It seems they want the package in
Debian very much, however they don't want to hear about versioned SONAMES,
and asked me not to make such a patch.

Since the project is GPL nothing forbids me from creating such a patch but
that would be against upstream's wishes.
Also not having versioned sonames breaks dh_makeshlibs, dh_shlibdeps.


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