deb-symbols - Debians extended shared library information file
The format for an extended shared library dependency information entry in these files is:
[* field-name: field-value]
symbol minimal-version [id-of-dependency-template]
The library-soname is exactly the value of the SONAME field as exported by objdump(1). A dependency-template is a dependency where #MINVER# is dynamically replaced either by a version check like "(>= minimal-version)" or by nothing (if an unversioned dependency is deemed sufficient).
Each exported symbol (listed as name@version, with version being "Base" if the library is not versioned) is associated to a minimal-version of its dependency template (the main dependency template is used if id-of-dependency-template is not present). The first alternative dependency template is numbered 1, the second one 2, etc.
Each entry for a library can also have some fields of meta-information. Those fields are stored on lines starting with an asterisk. Currently, the only valid field is Build-Depends-Package, it indicates the name of the "-dev" package associated to the library and is used by dpkg-shlibdeps to make sure that the dependency generated is at least as strict as the corresponding build dependency.
libftp.so.3 libftp3 #MINVER#
| libgl1-mesa-glx #MINVER#
* Build-Depends-Package: libgl1-mesa-dev
implementationSpecificSymbol@Base 6.5.2-7 1
|Debian Project||deb-symbols (5)||2011-08-14|