Subject: Re: libssh2 links against

Re: libssh2 links against

From: Simon Josefsson <>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:46:36 +0200

Mikhail Gusarov <> writes:

> Hello,
> I've noticed the following warning in build log:
> dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on could be
> avoided if "debian/libssh2-1/usr/lib/" were not
> uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols).
> And indeed, links against due to this
> library being mentioned in
> Is there a way to make libtool know that modern(tm) OSes(tm) have the
> notion of interlibrary dependencies, so won't be
> linked to

Upstream libtool doesn't support this yet, as far as I understand, but
Debian's libtool package should have a patch in it that may make it
work. There have been quite some discussion on this, see for example:

But unfortunately it has not yet been resolved.

Received on 2009-08-13