DH_SHLIBDEPS(1) Debhelper DH_SHLIBDEPS(1)
dh_shlibdeps - calculate shared library dependencies
dh_shlibdeps [debhelper options] [-Lpackage] [-ldirectory] [-Xitem]
dh_shlibdeps is a debhelper program that is responsible for calculating
shared library dependencies for packages.
This program is merely a wrapper around dpkg-shlibdeps(1) that calls it
once for each package listed in the control file, passing it a list of
ELF executables and shared libraries it has found.
Pass "params" to dpkg-shlibdeps(1).
Exclude files that contain "item" anywhere in their filename from
being passed to dpkg-shlibdeps. This will make their dependencies
be ignored. This may be useful in some situations, but use it with
caution. This option may be used more than once to exclude more
than one thing.
Before dpkg-shlibdeps is run, LD_LIBRARY_PATH will have added to it
the specified directory (or directories -- separate with colons).
This is useful for multi-binary packages where a library is built
in one package and another package contains binaries linked against
said library. Relative paths will be made absolute for the benefit
Note that the directory given should be the complete or relative
path to a directory that contains the library. See example below.
Use the shlibs file automatically generated by dh_makeshlibs for
the named package as a kind of automatically generated shlibs.local
file. You can use this switch in concert with the -l switch to make
dpkg-shlibdeps find a library built as part of the current package,
and get the shlibs information. See example below.
Suppose that your source package produces libfoo1, libfoo-dev, and lib
foo-bin binary packages. libfoo-bin links against libfoo1, and should
depend on it. In your rules file, first run dh_makeshlibs, then
dh_shlibdeps -L libfoo1 -l debian/libfoo1/usr/lib
This will have the effect of generating automatically a shlibs file for
libfoo1, and using that file and the libfoo1 library in the debian/lib
foo1/usr/lib directory to calculate shared library dependency informa
This program is a part of debhelper.
5.0.42 2006-01-28 DH_SHLIBDEPS(1)