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Re: [Evms-devel] EVMS: shared libraries with unversioned sonames

On Sun, Jan 06, 2002 at 05:59:55PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:

> * Marcus Brinkmann 
> | Sure, evms seems only to be available on GNU/Linux, too.  But just
> because | it happens to work by chance it is no excuse to do the wrong
> thing.  People | might take it as an example and use it in their own
> software, where it | doesn't work (on GNU/Hurd, and other systems).
> Then please propose or write a tool which creates the proper symlinks from
> the sonames of the libraries and get it included in debianutils or some
> other reasonable please.  Until there is a tool which does that, people
> will not stop using ldconfig -n, because it works fine for the platforms
> most people use.

If portability is an issue, the software in question should be using libtool
anyway, which takes care of this for you.  If it will only ever work on
GNU/Linux, ldconfig -n with an explanatory comment should be sufficient.

 - mdz

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