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empty-shlibs

Although the package does not include any shared libraries, it does have a shlibs control file. If you did include a shared library, check that the SONAME of the library is set and that it matches the contents of the shlibs file.

SONAMEs are set with something like gcc -Wl,-soname,libfoo.so.0, where 0 is the major version of the library. If your package uses libtool, then libtool invoked with the right options should be doing this.

Note this is sometimes triggered for packages with a private shared library due to a bug in Debhelper.

For more information please consult:

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/shlibs.

Visibility: error

Renamed from:
  • pkg-has-shlibs-control-file-but-no-actual-shared-libs

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.