dh_makeclilibs - automatically create clilibs file
] [ -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.
- -V, -Vdependancies
- 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 name).
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.
- 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
- -Xitem, --exclude=item
- 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
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>