RFH: liblicense: dpkg-shlibdeps: failure: couldn't find library
I'm working on a package of the last release of liblicense. The
liblicense source package generates liblicense.so.1 in a
liblicense1 package and a program /usr/bin/license that links to
liblicense.so.1 to do its job.
liblicense, by means of background, is a C library. Its mission in life
is to make it easier for developers to read and write license metadata in
and out of media files; I'm also the upstream on it in my work at Creative
Commons. Every file format has a different standard for storing this
metadata, so liblicense abstracts all that away.
(It does this by linking to other libraries like libflac and libvorbis and
libexempi to provide a unified API for license and related metadata. Not
all file types or external libraries support all the metadata we want to
support, but that's okay.)
When building this dsc
I get at the end of the build:
dpkg-shlibdeps: failure: couldn't find library liblicense.so.1 needed by
debian/liblicense-cli/usr/bin/license (its RPATH is '').
Note: libraries are not searched in other binary packages that do not have
any shlibs or symbols file.
To help dpkg-shlibdeps find private libraries, you might need to set
dh_shlibdeps: command returned error code 512
make: *** [binary-arch] Error 1
dpkg-buildpackage: failure: fakeroot debian/rules binary gave error exit
Naturally, I'm probably doing something wrong - but I have no idea what it
is. I think that the soname and library package name are correct, for one
thing. Can someone perhaps help?
(I also did the same build in a sid pbuilder, which gave me the same
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