Re: upstream library without a SONAME
> > Yes, but "SONAME" just means the name of the .so file.
> OK, now I'm truly confused.
> I thought a "SONAME" was something embedded into the shared object
> file. As I understand things, the SONAME is completely independent of
> the file name, at least in principle.
It's not quite that simple.
There's a good description of things included in the libtool documentation.
Install libtool-doc and read the texinfo section on versioning.
> Are you saying that the intention of policy section 11.3 is to say
> if the library filename is libfoo.x.y.z, then please
> name the package libfoox
Yes, but it's more complicated than that if libfoo uses a different naming
> I don't know what you mean by "extension with an ABI version code".
I mean the CURRENT, REVISION, and AGE triplet described in the libtool docs.
> On the other hand, the source version is 2.1.5-7,
The source version number is irrelevant and is completely decoupled from
the soname CURRENT, REVISION, and AGE numbers.