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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:
> --cut-here--
> /lib/ld-linux   2       libc6
> ld-linux        2       libc6
> [...]
> --cut-here--
> 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
statically linked.

Scott K. Ellis <storm@gate.net>                 http://www.gate.net/~storm/

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