calculates shared library dependencies for executables named in its
arguments. The dependencies are added to the substitution
as variable names
is a dependency field name. Any other variables starting
are removed from the file.
will read shared library dependency information from
control area file of the package containing the file which
reports as satisfying the library dependency, or
The first match will be used.
interprets non-option arguments as executable names, just as if they'd
been supplied as
Include dependencies appropriate for the shared libraries required by
Add dependencies to be added to the control file dependency field
(The dependencies for this field are placed in the variable
option takes effect for all executables after the option, until the
If the same dependency entry (or set of alternatives) appears in more
than one of the recognised dependency field names
Pre-Depends, Depends, Recommends, Enhances or Suggests
will automatically remove the dependency from all fields except the
one representing the most important dependencies.
Start substitution variables with
Likewise, any existing substitution variables starting with
are removed from the the substitution variables file.
Print substitution variable settings to standard output, rather than being
added to the substitution variables file
Prefer shared library dependency information tagged for the given
package type. If no tagged information is available, falls back to untagged
information. The default package type is "deb". Shared library dependency
information is tagged for a given type by prefixing it with the name of the
type, a colon, and whitespace.
Read overriding shared library dependency information from
Write substitution variables in
the default is
Change the location of the dpkg database. The default location is