MySQL 5.1 symbols file update in Ubuntu

Stefan Lesicnik stefan at
Sat Aug 1 06:21:58 BST 2009

On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 12:38 AM, Mathias Gug <mathiaz at> wrote:

> Hi,
> While merging MySQL 5.1 from unstable to karmic the package failed to
> build. Debian introduced a debian/libmysqlclient16.symbols.amd64 file.
> However building the pristine Debian (5.1.36-4) package on Ubuntu leads
> to a dpkg-gensymbols warning with a build failure:
> dpkg-gensymbols: warning: debian/libmysqlclient16/DEBIAN/symbols doesn't
> match c ompletely debian/libmysqlclient16.symbols.amd64
> [...]
> dh_makeshlibs: dpkg-gensymbols returned exit code 1
> make: *** [binary-arch] Error 1
> The whole build log can be found here:
> Is it enough to just update debian/libmysqlclient16.symbols.amd64 with
> the Ubuntu symbols (using the diff provided by the command above)? Or
> should something else be taken into account?

Hi Mathias,

I am not an expert on symbols at all, but I played a bit with it trying to
figure out what it was doing. I documented some stuff here that may help


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