deb-shlibs(5)                     dpkg suite                     deb-shlibs(5)

       deb-shlibs - Debian shared library information file

       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).

       The shlibs file for a typical library package, named  libcrunch1,  that
       provides one library whose soname is, 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.

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

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