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NAME

       pkgkde-gensymbols - a helper tool for Debian pkg-kde symbols files.

SYNOPSIS

       pkgkde-gensymbols [

DESCRIPTION

       pkgkde-gensymbols is a wrapper around dpkg-gensymbols that provides additional support for
       tracking C++ symbols such as template instantiated symbols.   See  dpkg-gensymbols(1)  for
       more information about maintaining symbols files.

OPTIONS

       -Ppackage-build-dir
              Scan package-build-dir instead of debian/tmp.

       -ppackage
              Define  the  package  name.  Required  if more than one binary package is listed in
              debian/control (or if there's no debian/control file).

       -vversion
              Define  the   package   version.   Defaults   to   the   version   extracted   from
              debian/changelog. Required if called outside of a source package tree.

       -elibrary-file
              Only  analyze  libraries explicitly listed instead of finding all public libraries.
              You can use shell patterns used for pathname expansions (see the  File::Glob(3perl)
              manual  page for details) in library-file to match multiple libraries with a single
              argument (otherwise you need multiple -e).

       -Ifilename
              Use filename as reference file to generate the symbols file that is  integrated  in
              the package itself.

       -O[filename]
              Print  the  generated  symbols file to standard output or to filename if specified,
              rather than to debian/tmp/DEBIAN/symbols (or package-build-dir/DEBIAN/symbols if -P
              was  used).  If  filename  is  pre-existing, its contents are used as basis for the
              generated symbols file.  You can use this feature to update a symbols file so  that
              it matches a newer upstream version of your library.

       -t     Write  the  symbol  file  in  template  mode rather than the format compatible with
              deb-symbols(5). The main difference is that in the template mode symbol  names  and
              tags are written in their original form contrary to the post-processed symbol names
              with tags stripped in the compatibility mode.   Moreover,  some  symbols  might  be
              omitted  when  writing  a  standard  deb-symbols(5)  file  (according  to  the  tag
              processing rules) while all symbols are always written to the symbol file template.

       -c[0-4]
              Define the checks to do when comparing the generated symbols file with the template
              file  used  as starting point. By default the level is 1. Increasing levels do more
              checks and include all checks of lower levels. Level 0 never fails. Level  1  fails
              if  some  symbols  have  disappeared.  Level  2 fails if some new symbols have been
              introduced. Level 3 fails if some libraries have disappeared. Level 4 fails if some
              libraries have been introduced.

              This     value     can     be    overridden    by    the    environment    variable
              DPKG_GENSYMBOLS_CHECK_LEVEL.

       -q     Keep quiet and never generate  a  diff  between  generated  symbols  file  and  the
              template  file used as starting point or show any warnings about new/lost libraries
              or new/lost symbols. This option only disables informational  output  but  not  the
              checks themselves (see -c option).

       -aarch Assume  arch  as host architecture when processing symbol files. Use this option to
              generate a symbol file or diff for  any  architecture  provided  its  binaries  are
              already available.

       -d     Enable  debug mode. Numerous messages are displayed to explain what dpkg-gensymbols
              does.

       -V     Enable verbose mode. The generated symbols  file  contains  deprecated  symbols  as
              comments.  Furthermore  in  template mode, pattern symbols are followed by comments
              listing real symbols that have matched the pattern.

       -?, --help
              Show the usage message and exit.

       --version
              Show the version and exit.

NOTES

       This man page was based on the pkg-kde symbols file help page and  the  dpkg-gensymbols(1)
       man page.

SEE ALSO

       https://qt-kde-team.pages.debian.net/symbolfiles.html
       https://people.redhat.com/drepper/symbol-versioning
       https://people.redhat.com/drepper/goodpractice.pdf
       https://people.redhat.com/drepper/dsohowto.pdf
       dpkg-gensymbols(1), deb-symbols(5), dpkg-shlibdeps(1).