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Bug#509932: shlibs format only addresses one versioning structure

Package: debian-policy
Severity: minor

The current description of the shlibs format in section 8.6.3 assumes
all shared libraries have SONAMEs of the form libfoo.so.<version>.
However, Debian's tools also support a versioned SONAME of the form

The regex used to parse such SONAMEs in dpkg-shlibdeps is:


so textually we would say that the SONAME must end in .so and everything
from the first hyphen followed by a digit to the .so is taken to be the

Lintian will be updated to match in the next release, and I filed a bug
against dh_makeshlibs to suggest using the same regex (it currently accepts
anything after a dash and doesn't require the digit or that the SONAME end
in .so).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

debian-policy depends on no packages.

debian-policy recommends no packages.

Versions of packages debian-policy suggests:
ii  doc-base                      0.8.18     utilities to manage online documen

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