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       dh_clideps - calculates CLI (.NET) dependencies


       dh_clideps [debhelper options]


       dh_clideps is a debhelper program that is responsible for generating
       the ${cli:Depends} substitutions and adding them to substvars files.

       The program will look at .dll/.exe and .config files in your package,
       and will use the embedded dependency information to generate a
       dependency string on assembly and shared libs packages, including the
       setting of version ranges (as declared by the shlibs/clilibs files of
       the used packages). The dependency on a certain CLR (Common Language
       Runtime) version will be also added to the final variable.

       Note: the dependencies on shared libraries may be not resolved
       correctly if there are no .config files associated with the the
       .exe/.dll file which refers to the particular shared library (by its

       If you use this program, your package should build-depend on cli-
       common-dev (>= 0.4.0).


       -d  Attempt to predict and avoid duplicates that may appear if you
           package both, native shared libraries and DLL assemblies in one
           package.  The list of possibly duplicating candidates is expected
           to be in the variable shlib:Depends from debian/package.substvars.

       -r  Don’t set a strong versioned dependency on mono-runtime or other
           CLR packages.  This option can be used to specify a relaxed
           dependency on the VM/CLR by-hand in the control file, eg. "mono-
           runtime | cli-runtime".

           Before mondis is run, MONO_GAC_PREFIX and MONO_PATH are set to 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 of

           Note that the directory given should be the complete or relative
           path to a directory that contains the library. See example below.

           Uses the mono runtime in . (used for bootstrapping mono packages)


       Suppose that your source package produces libfoo1.0-cil and
       libbar1.0-cil binary packages.  In your rules file, first run
       dh_makeclilibs, then dh_clideps:
         (MONO_GAC_PREFIX example)
         dh_makeclilibs -V
         dh_clideps -l debian/libfoo1.0-cil/usr:debian/libbar1.0-cil/usr or
         (MONO_PATH example)
         dh_clideps -l debian/foo-application/usr/lib/foo-application or
         (MONO_GAC_PREFIX example)
         dh_clideps -l debian/tmp/usr



       This program is a part of cli-common-dev.


       Mirco Bauer <>, Eduard Bloch <>,
       partialy based on code from Brendan O’Dea <> and Joey
       Hess <>.


       Hey! The above document had some coding errors, which are explained

       Around line 72:
           You forgot a ’=back’ before ’=head1’