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package-name-doesnt-match-sonames

The package name of a library package should usually reflect the soname of the included library. The package name can determined from the library file name with the following code snippet:

$ objdump -p /path/to/libfoo-bar.so.1.2.3 | sed -n -e's/^[[:space:]]*SONAME[[:space:]]*//p' | \ sed -r -e's/([0-9]).so./\1-/; s/.so(.|$)//; y/_/-/; s/(.*)/\L&/'

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 2.111.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ce6249d. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check libraries/shared/soname.

Visibility: warning

The following 709 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 1011 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 662 overrides. The tag performed 35% of the time.