Re: upstream library without a SONAME
On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 05:16:31PM -0400, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> While I agree with you, and have started the petitioning process, I'd
> still really appreciate suggestions on what SONAME to use for the
> package between now and such time as upstream adopts a SONAME.
Don't invent one at all. By doing so, you would take up part of the
namespace that would be available to upstream, and saddle them with
If upstream hasn't committed to a soname yet, then I recommend
packaging it as a static library only. Make a shared version when
the they commit to maintaining binary compatibility.
Will write free software for money.