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Re: consitency in library filenames


On Mon, Nov 30, 1998 at 11:15:54PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:

> Do we have any rules or policies at present that say how library filenames
> should be formatted in debian packages? I'm asking because debhelper needs
> to look at the library filename if it's trying to generate a shlibs file for
> a library package. It needs to be able to figure out the soname and the
> library name. 
> I had been expecting library files to have a format like:
> 	<library name>.so.<soname>.<subversion>
> This format is alluded to in the packaging manual section 12, but it doesn't
> say packages have to use it.

 Write to Richard (or wait until he answers this)... lintian has some checks
 for this sort of thing. Basically, use objdump to get the soname out of the
 library itself.


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