dh_shlibdeps − calculate shared library dependencies
dh_shlibdeps [debhelperoptions] [−Lpackage] [−ldirectory] [−Xitem] [−−params]
dh_shlibdeps is a debhelper program that is responsible for calculating shared library dependencies for
This program is merely a wrapper around dpkg−shlibdeps (1) that calls it once for each package listed in
the control file, passing it a list of ELF executables and shared libraries it has found.
Exclude files that contain ‘‘item’’ anywhere in their filename from being passed to dpkg-shlibdeps.
This will make their dependencies be ignored. This may be useful in some situations, but use it with
caution. This option may be used more than once to exclude more than one thing.
Pass ‘‘params’’ to dpkg−shlibdeps (1).
This is another way to pass params to dpkg−deb (1). It is deprecated; use −− instead.
With recent versions of dpkg-shlibdeps, this option is generally not needed.
Before dpkg-shlibdeps is run, LD_LIBRARY_PATH will have added to it the specified directory (or
directories — separate with colons). With recent versions of dpkg-shlibdeps, this is mostly only
useful for packages that build multiple flavors of the same library, or other situations where the library
is installed into a directory not on the regular library search path.
With recent versions of dpkg-shlibdeps, this option is generally not needed, unless your package builds
multiple flavors of the same library.
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.
Suppose that your source package produces libfoo1, libfoo-dev, and libfoo-bin binary packages. libfoo-bin
links against libfoo1, and should depend on it. In your rules file, first run dh_makeshlibs, the