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Bug#34610: unsuffixed shared libraries



On 17 Mar 1999, Kai Henningsen wrote:

> coolo@kde.org (Stephan Kulow)  wrote on 15.03.99 in <36ED4718.5300688F@kde.org>:
> 
> > Package: dpkg-dev
> > Version: 1.4.1.1
> >
> > MICO (www.mico.org) doesn't use so versions, but always puts the
> > full version into the library file name. An example result of ldd is:
> >
> > coolo:~> ldd /usr/bin/idl
> >         libmico2.2.3.so => /usr/lib/libmico2.2.3.so (0x4001b000)
> 
> I'd say that's a mico bug. It should not do that. Someone hasn't  
> understood how shared libraries work.
> 
> I don't think any other package should be changed to cope with this  
> particular misbehaviour.

I'm not convinced.

Point me to the document which mandates how sonames should be structured.
AFAIK, it's only a convention, not a restriction.

Jules

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