[debhelper-devel] Bug#776103: debhelper: dh_shlibdeps doesn't support multiple -L options

Tristan Schmelcher tristan_schmelcher at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Jan 23 23:17:51 UTC 2015

Package: debhelper
Version: 9.20150101
Severity: normal

dpkg-shlibdeps supports multiple -S options, which dh_shlibdeps wraps as -L. But dh_shlibdeps does not support multiple -L options. The last one is the only one that has an effect. This means that a source package that ships private shared libraries in multiple binary packages and ships other packages that depend on them cannot use -L to inform dh_shlibdeps where to find them. The package instead has to use -l, which defeats some of the smarts in dpkg-shlibdeps.

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