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NAME

       check-symbols - verify symbols exported by a new library version

SYNOPSIS

       check-symbols <source-package> [DEBDIR]

DESCRIPTION

       To  verify  the symbols exported by a new library version, run check-symbols with the name
       of the source package  as  argument.   check-symbols  will  first  determine  the  symbols
       exported  by  the existing and installed library version, then install the new library and
       compare the symbols exported by the new library version with the symbols exported  by  the
       old version.  For each of the symbols found, check-symbols will list if the symbol is new,
       unchanged or has been removed in the new library version.

       In case the source package contains multiple binary library packages, all library files in
       each of the binary packages will be verified.

       check-symbols uses nm -D to determine the exported symbols of the libraries.

       If  no  value  is  given  for DEBDIR, the script will assume the new library deb files are
       stored in /var/cache/pbuilder/result.

EXAMPLES

       check-symbols telepathy-glib .

       This will:

         · Use nm -D to determine the exported symbols of the old,
           installed versions of the libraries provided by telepathy-glib.

         · Install the binary libraries provided by the new version of
           telepathy-glib.

         · Compare the output of nm -D of the new libraries with the
           output of the old version.

         · List the result in diff format.

BUGS

       Please report bugs on:
       https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-dev-tools/

SEE ALSO

       nm(1)

AUTHOR

       check-symbols was written by Daniel Holbach <daniel.holbach@ubuntu.com> and  this  manpage
       by  Albert  Damen <albrt@gmx.net>. Both are licensed under the GNU General Public License,
       version 2.