Section: dpkg suite (5)
deb-shlibs - Debian shared library information file
files map shared library names and versions
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:
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).
formats supported are:
where name is usually prefixed by lib.
file for a typical library package, named
that provides one library whose SONAME
libcrunch 1 libcrunch1 (>= 1.2-1)
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
This is not the only reason the dependencies might need to be