Debian Bug report logs - #572128
dpkg-dev: generate shlibs file via dpkg-gensymbols

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Package: dpkg-dev; Maintainer for dpkg-dev is Dpkg Developers <>; Source for dpkg-dev is src:dpkg.

Reported by: Russ Allbery <>

Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 18:48:04 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version dpkg/

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From: Russ Allbery <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: dpkg-dev: generate shlibs file via dpkg-gensymbols
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 10:46:41 -0800
Package: dpkg-dev
Severity: wishlist

As discussed in a debian-policy bug (#571776), people who are already
maintaining symbols files are providing more information than the
shlibs file provides.  Maintaining two files, one of which is a subset
of the other, is a possible source of bugs.  Could dpkg-gensymbols gain
a way of generating the shlibs file from the symbols file?  Then, the
helper tools such as debhelper could just use that to generate shlibs
if a symbols file is present.


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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-686-bigmem (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages dpkg-dev depends on:
ii  base-files        5.1                    Debian base system miscellaneous f
ii  binutils          2.20-6                 The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  bzip2             1.0.5-4                high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  dpkg                   Debian package management system
ii  libtimedate-perl  1.2000-1               collection of modules to manipulat
ii  lzma              4.43-14                Compression method of 7z format in
ii  make              3.81-7                 An utility for Directing compilati
ii  patch             2.6-2                  Apply a diff file to an original
ii  perl [perl5]      5.10.1-11              Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  perl-modules      5.10.1-11              Core Perl modules
ii  xz-utils          4.999.9beta+20091116-1 XZ-format compression utilities

Versions of packages dpkg-dev recommends:
ii  build-essential               11.4       Informational list of build-essent
ii  fakeroot                      1.14.4-1   Gives a fake root environment
ii  gcc [c-compiler]              4:4.4.2-3  The GNU C compiler
ii  gcc-4.3 [c-compiler]          4.3.4-6    The GNU C compiler
ii  gcc-4.4 [c-compiler]          4.4.2-9    The GNU C compiler
ii  gnupg                         1.4.10-2   GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  gpgv                          1.4.10-2   GNU privacy guard - signature veri

Versions of packages dpkg-dev suggests:
ii  debian-keyring [debian-mainta 2009.11.04 GnuPG (and obsolete PGP) keys of D

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