Re: question about libc6-dev/shlibs
On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, Christian Schwarz wrote:
> When writing and running the shlib check for lintian (cf. my other mail) I
> detected some special cases:
> 1. The libc6-dev package installs a funny /usr/lib/libc.so file. Is this
> correct or a bug?
It's correct. This is a stub file to convince the linker to do the
correct thing with statically including some routines not in the dynamic
> 2. libc6' shlibs control file reads:
> /lib/ld-linux 2 libc6
> ld-linux 2 libc6
> Thus, the `ld-linux' entry is included twice, and the first has a path
> specification. Is this correct?
Yes, this makes sure that dpkg-shlibs gets the dependancy correcy.
> 3. ld-linux.so.2 seems to be linked against itself! Is this correct?
> $ ldd /lib/libc.so.6
> /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x00000000)
Yes, libc6 should be linked against ld-linux.so.2, ld-linux itself is
Scott K. Ellis <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.gate.net/~storm/
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