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Re: Hardcoding of .la file paths in .la files

On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 06:06:11AM -0600, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
>  > Me too.  The actual problem seems to have been causing by a behavior of
>  > ldconfig that we almost never see because we tend to ship library
>  > packages with lib$SONAME.so.$SOVERSION symbolic links already in the
>  > package payload.
>  I don't want to nitpick, but the SONAME is what you are calling
>  lib$SONAME.so.$SOVERSION.  What you call $SONAME doesn't actually have
>  a name, but is sometimes referenced as the library name (actually
>  lib$SONAME).  Linux's dynamic linker doesn't really understand version
>  numbers (at least not in the way, say, IRIX does, which would be closer
>  to what you wrote, but not quite)
>  What we ship in the packages is a symbolic link $SONAME -> $FILENAME.

Thanks for the clarification.

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