deb-shlibs(5) — Linux manual page

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NAME         top

       deb-shlibs - Debian shared library information file

DESCRIPTION         top

       shlibs files map shared library names and versions (sonames) to
       dependencies suitable for a package control file.  There is one
       entry per line. Blank lines are not allowed.  Lines beginning
       with an # character are considered commentary, and are ignored.
       All other lines must have the format

              [type:] library version dependencies

       The library and version fields are whitespace-delimited, but the
       dependencies field extends to the end of the line.  The type
       field is optional and normally not needed.

       The dependencies field has the same syntax as the Depends field
       in a binary control file, see deb-control(5).

EXAMPLES         top

       The shlibs file for a typical library package, named libcrunch1,
       that provides one library whose soname is libcrunch.so.1, might
       read

              libcrunch 1 libcrunch1 (>= 1.2-1)

       The dependencies must mention the most recent version of the
       package that added new symbols to the library: in the above
       example, new symbols were added to version 1.2 of libcrunch.
       This is not the only reason the dependencies might need to be
       tightened.

SEE ALSO         top

       deb-control(5), dpkg-shlibdeps(1), deb-symbols(5).

COLOPHON         top

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