Including winegcc-built shared library in Debian binary package

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Mon Feb 7 16:11:23 CST 2011

Robert McDonald <rmcdonald at> writes:

> Is there a more appropriate installation directory than /usr/lib for
> the shared library (although lintian complains if I don't put it in
> /usr/lib)?

It should go in /usr/lib/wine.

> Does ldconfig need to be run after installing/uninstalling the shared
> library (other than to satisfy lintian complaints if ldconfig isn't
> run from postinst/postrm)?

ldconfig is not needed.

> Is there any reason to bother with version numbering the shared
> library (other than using one version number for all library releases
> just to keep lintian happy by having the version number) since the
> library is prepared by winegcc and will only be loaded by wine?

There's no support for version numbering in Wine dlls.

Alexandre Julliard
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