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Bug#34610: unsuffixed shared libraries

Kai Henningsen wrote:
> coolo@kde.org (Stephan Kulow)  wrote on 15.03.99 in <[🔎] 36ED4718.5300688F@kde.org>:
> > Package: dpkg-dev
> > Version:
> >
> > 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.
Why should this be a misbehaviour? If you do it that way, you make
sure that it the version dependencies work on every system even with 
static libraries. It may be that this is unusual, but I can't see this
as a bug of mico!

Greetings, Stephan

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