deb-symbols


SYNOPSIS
       symbols

DESCRIPTION
       The  format for an extended shared library dependency information entry
       in these files is:

       library-soname main-dependency-template
       [ | alternative-dependency-template ]
       [ ... ]
       [ * field-name: field-value ]
       [ ... ]
        symbol minimal-version[ id-of-dependency-template ]

       The library-soname is exactly the value of the SONAME field as exported
       by  objdump(1). A dependency-template is a dependency where #MINVER# is
       dynamically replaced either by a version check like  "(>=  minimal-ver-
       sion)"  or  by  nothing  (if an unversioned dependency is deemed suffi-
       cient).

       Each exported symbol (listed as name@version, with version being "Base"
       if  the library is not versioned) is associated to a minimal-version of
       its dependency template (the main dependency template is used if id-of-
       dependency-template  is  not present). The first alternative dependency
       template is numbered 1, the second one 2, etc.

       Each entry for a library can also have some fields of meta-information.
       Those  fields are stored on lines starting with an asterisk. Currently,
       the only valid field is Build-Depends-Package, it indicates the name of
       the "-dev" package associated to the library and is used by dpkg-shlib-
       deps to make sure that the dependency generated is at least  as  strict
       as the corresponding build dependency.

EXAMPLES
   Simple symbols file
       libftp.so.3 libftp3 #MINVER#
        DefaultNetbuf@Base 3.1-1-6
        FtpAccess@Base 3.1-1-6
        [...]

   Advanced symbols file
       libGL.so.1 libgl1
       | libgl1-mesa-glx #MINVER#
       * Build-Depends-Package: libgl1-mesa-dev
        publicGlSymbol@Base 6.3-1
        [...]
        implementationSpecificSymbol@Base 6.5.2-7 1
        [...]

SEE ALSO
       http://wiki.debian.org/Projects/ImprovedDpkgShlibdeps
       dpkg-shlibdeps(1), dpkg-gensymbols(1).
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