Bug#571776: debian-policy: Libraries should be allowed to not provide shlibs when they provide symbols file
Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
> Mike Hommey <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> I first though having dh_makeshlibs do the right thing would be good
>> enough, but that would also put an unnecessary burden on those that
>> don't use debhelper.
> Is there any way that dpkg-gensymbols could do it (perhaps with extra
The symbol files uses the full soname so it allows for libraries where
shlibs files fail because the soname has an unexpected pattern.
So while it could possible do it most times it can't do it all the time.