wpcap: Load libpcap dynamically

Scott Ritchie scottritchie at ubuntu.com
Wed Aug 27 07:03:34 CDT 2014

On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Scott Ritchie <scottritchie at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Debian/Ubuntu, libpcap0.8-dev will need to be added to package
> build dependencies or a user will never be able to turn this feature
> on.  This will cause Wine to statically link a dll, and for debhelper
> to then detect that static link, figure out it comes from the
> libpcap0.8 package, and add that dependency to the {$shlibs:Depends}
> substitution variable.  This requires modifying the package rules file
> to override dh_shlibdeps to either 1) exclude calculating the
> particular DLL in question, or 2) manually remove libpcap0.8
> afterwards.
> Both those are fairly straightforward in deb-land.  But, so is
> applying Andre's patch to a distro package.  I don't know about
> tooling for other distros.

As an update for the Ubuntu packages, I have opted for modifying the
package rules rather than patching wine.  As a general rule I like to
minimize the number of patches to upstream in my packages.  I would
still recommend applying Andre's patch upstream as it provides some
consistency with the way the rest of Wine operates, but it's no big

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