Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

E pkg-has-shlibs-control-file-but-no-actual-shared-libs

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,, 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.

Refer to and for details.

Severity: error

Check: shared-libs

These source packages in the archive trigger the tag.