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Re: where should the library go?

On Fri, Jun 03, 2005 at 08:42:29AM +0200, Andreas Fester wrote:
> kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
> >I am trying to package fortranposix as a debian package. The upstream is 
> >available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/fortranposix/

> >After compiling it, I get a file called libfortranposix.so. I am 
> >wondering whether this library should go into /usr/lib or 
> >/usr/lib/fortranposix directory?

> The library should go in /usr/lib.

Only shared libraries that declare an SONAME and use ABI versioning
belong in /usr/lib.  A library named /usr/lib/libfortranposix.so doesn't
belong in /usr/lib unless it's a symlink to libfortranposix.so.<version>.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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