dh_makeclilibs - automatically create clilibs file
dh_makeclilibs [debhelper options] [-r] [-V[dependancies]]
[-mminversion] [-lnextincompatible] [-Xitem]
dh_makeclilibs is a debhelper program that automatically scans for
versioned CIL (.NET) assemblies, and generates a clilibs file for the
libraries it finds.
By default, dh_makeclilibs scans the .dll files in the package
directories and writes the discovered compatibility data (major/minor,
build, token) to "clilibs" files in the appropriate packages.
However, if a file like debian/package.clilibs is found, this one will
be installed and no scanning is performed.
By default, the clilibs file generated by this program does not
make packages depend on any particular version of the package
containing the assembly. It may be necessary for you to add some
version dependency information to the clilibs file. If -V is
specified with no dependency information, the current version of
the package is plugged into a dependency that looks like
"packagename (>= packageversion)". If -V is specified with
parameters, the parameters can be used to specify the exact
dependency information needed (be sure to include the package
Beware of using -V without any parameters; this is a conservative
setting that always ensures that other packages’ shared library
dependencies are at least as tight as they need to be, so that if
the maintainer screws up then they won’t break. The flip side is
that packages might end up with dependencies that are too tight and
so find it harder to be upgraded.
Like -V, but specifies only the version string, the package name
comes from the package that is actually processed. This option is
more flexible if you try to set a range of valid versions for
different assembly packages coming from one source package.
Specifies the (expected) version of this package when the
compatibility to the current assemblies will break.
-r An experimental option to automaticaly guess the next incompatible
upstream version and insert them (like working with -l and -m
options, see above). Do not expect the guessed values to be always
correct - normally, the usualy assumed version string has the form
generation.major.minor where versions with changes in "minor" are
compatible and "major" versions break with compatibility.
Exclude files that contain "item" anywhere in their filename or
directory from being treated as shared libraries.
Uses the Mono runtime in . (used for bootstrapping Mono packages)
Assuming this is a package named libfoobar0.9x-cil, generates a clilibs
file that looks something like:
libfoobar 1.0.2345.0_23a12f34 libfoobar0.9x-cil
Assuming the current version of the package is 0.93-3, generates a
clilibs file that looks something like:
libfoobar 1.0.2345.0_23a12f34 libfoobar0.9x-cil (>= 0.93-3)
dh_makeclilibs -V 'libfoobar0.9x-cil (>= 0.92)'
Generates a clilibs file that looks something like:
libfoobar 1.0.2345.0_23a12f34 libfoobar0.9x-cil (>= 0.92)
Assuming that your package creates libfoobar-cil and liblafasel-cil,
which are compatible to 0.92 versions but the upstream is going to
break compatibility in the next version, 0.94:
dh_makeclilibs -m 0.92 -l 0.94
Generates clilibs file that looks something like:
libfoobar 1.0.2345.0_23a12f34 libfoobar-cil (>= 0.92), libfoobar-cil (<< 0.94)
liblafasel 1.0.2345.0_23a12f34 liblafasel-cil (>= 0.92), liblafasel-cil (<< 0.94)
This program is a part of cli-common-dev.
Will possibly not work correctly with DH_COMPAT levels 1 and 2.
Mirco Bauer <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Eduard Bloch <email@example.com>,
inspired by dh_makeshlibs by Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>