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Re: ncurses-1.9.8a ELF release

> >> The symlinks for lib*.so are in the runtime package.  They should be
> >> in the -dev package.
> >
> >Makes sense.  Done.
> It doesn't make sense to me.  I thought that the runtime package would
> include all of the shared libraries that other programs might need.
> Isn't that what lib*.so provide, the shared libraries?  And the
> symlinks are used by ld.so, no?  On a disk tight system I don't want to
> have to install -dev just to run some packages built on ncurses.  Let me
> know if I what I'm missing here.

Mike already did a good job of answering this.  The only thing I'll
add is that ldconfig manages any links needed by ld.so.  For run-time
packages, all you have to do is install the libfoo.so.X.Y.Z files and
ldconfig will do the rest.

David Engel                        Optical Data Systems, Inc.
david@ods.com                      1101 E. Arapaho Road
(214) 234-6400                     Richardson, TX  75081

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