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authorJoey Hess <>2008-01-04 15:54:29 -0500
committerJoey Hess <>2008-01-04 15:54:29 -0500
commit2c14bae5c97fa66c83d94350d2245321f6146d7b (patch)
treecfe73856d3114365a116582ed2e250a75faa6a9b /dh_shlibdeps
parentad83d2b881df3acd02925da328359b47c7b0f874 (diff)
* dh_shlibdeps: Change "-L pkg" to cause "-Sdebian/pkg" to be passed to
dpkg-shlibdeps. The old behavior of passing -L to dpkg-shlibdeps didn't affect where it looked for symbols files. Closes: #459224 * Depend on dpkg-dev 1.14.15, the first to support dpkg-shlibdeps -S.
Diffstat (limited to 'dh_shlibdeps')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/dh_shlibdeps b/dh_shlibdeps
index cfbfa2d..a076537 100755
--- a/dh_shlibdeps
+++ b/dh_shlibdeps
@@ -55,10 +55,11 @@ path.
=item B<-L>I<package>, B<--libpackage=>I<package>
With recent versions of dpkg-shlibdeps, this option is generally not
+needed, unless your package builds multiple flavors of the same library.
-Tell dpkg-shlibdeps to use the shlibs file automatically generated by
-dh_makeshlibs for the named package instead of the shlibs.local file.
+It tells dpkg-shlibdeps (via its -S parameter) to look first in the package
+build directory for the specified package, when searching for libraries,
+symbol files, and shlibs files.
@@ -76,6 +77,12 @@ libfoo1, and using that file and the libfoo1 library in the
debian/libfoo1/usr/lib directory to calculate shared library dependency
+If a libbar1 package is also produced, that is an alternate build of
+libfoo, and is installed into /usr/lib/bar/, you can make libfoo-bin depend
+on libbar1 as follows:
+ dh_shlibdeps -Llibbar1 -l/usr/lib/bar
@@ -122,7 +129,7 @@ foreach my $package (@{$dh{DOPACKAGES}}) {
if (@filelist) {
my @opts;
if (defined $dh{LIBPACKAGE} && length $dh{LIBPACKAGE}) {
- @opts=("-L".tmpdir($dh{LIBPACKAGE}."/DEBIAN/shlibs"));
+ @opts=("-S".tmpdir($dh{LIBPACKAGE}));
push @opts, "-tudeb" if is_udeb($package);