[pkg-wine-party] Move sonames2elf to debhelper?

Michael Gilbert mgilbert at debian.org
Sun Feb 5 20:24:49 UTC 2017

On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 3:06 PM, Jens Reyer wrote:
> On 02/05/2017 08:34 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
>> sonames2elf seems like it solves a broader problem and probably
>> doesn't really belong in the wine package itself.
>> Would it be possible to add it as an option to dh_shlibdeps?  That
>> might also help solve some older debhelper bugs like #35733?
> Yes, definitely.  It has already been suggested very long ago
> (#596715, dpkg-shlibdeps: Please allow to manually add
> library dependencies via shlibdeps).
> Unfortunately (without having looked at the debhelper code) I assume
> that is beyond my capabilities.

dh_shlibdeps is only about 100 lines of perl. It should be somewhat
straightforward to implement sonames2elf using perl's system call to
call cc.

dpkg-shlibdeps is also only about 500 lines of perl, if that's where it belongs.

Good luck!

Best wishes,

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