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Re: How to deal with SONAME which changes very often

On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 11:07:59PM +0200, Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 10:29:47PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > > I would like to package some very useful set of utilities[1].
> > > It depends on library of the same author[2].
> > > Unfortunatelly SONAME of this library changes with every new version. 
> > > And to make this problem more annoying, new releases shows very often
> > > (about one version per two weeks).

> > Imho the only sane way to deal with this is not shipping the shared
> > library but only a static one.

> Well I thought about it, but this doesn't solve every my doubt.
> How could I name this package? Are there any policies about it?
> What if next version occures? How to solve it?

> Upstream maintainer answered me, and he told, that his packages (netwox
> and netwag) are the only publicly available one.

> So this would be some kind of solution, to provide every time those
> three packages depending on library. 

> But how should I name it, and how should I solve new upstream releases?

You would name it libnetwibab-dev, and whichever static lib was current
at the time would be the one provided by this library.

With no shared library, there would be no non-dev lib package.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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