Bug#111025: debian-policy: typo in chapter 9: ldconfig and pre/post scripts
In chapter 9, the last two paragraphs of the first section discuss
when to call "ldconfig" for packages that install shared libs.
The penultimate paragraph mentions POSTinst and POSTrm.
The last paragraph then mentions PREinst, but that is
a typo that should really be POSTinst.
--- policy.sgml.orig Sun Sep 2 22:50:21 2001
+++ policy.sgml Sun Sep 2 22:52:26 2001
@@ -3718,7 +3718,7 @@
- However, <prgn>postrm</prgn> and <prgn>preinst</prgn> scripts
+ However, <prgn>postrm</prgn> and <prgn>postinst</prgn> scripts
<em>must not</em> call <prgn>ldconfig</prgn> in the case where
the package is being upgraded (see <ref id="unpackphase"> for
details), as <prgn>ldconfig</prgn> will see the temporary
For reference, here is the current full text of the two paragraphs.
Any package installing shared libraries in one of the default
library directories of the dynamic linker (which are currently
/usr/lib and /lib) or a directory that is listed in
/etc/ld.so.conf must call ldconfig in its postinst script if
the first argument is configure and should call it in the postrm
script if the first argument is remove.
However, postrm and preinst scripts must not call ldconfig in the
case where the package is being upgraded (see Details of unpack
phase of installation or upgrade, Section 6.5 for details), as
ldconfig will see the temporary names that dpkg uses for the files
while it is installing them and will make the shared library links
point to them, just before dpkg continues the installation and
renames the temporary files!
-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel Version: Linux riemann 2.4.9 #1 Wed Aug 22 13:17:14 EDT 2001 i686 unknown
Versions of the packages debian-policy depends on:
ii fileutils 4.1-7 GNU file management utilities.