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Re: libv8: library without SONAME

On 2009-02-09, Antonio Radici <antonio@dyne.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> as part of ITP #497701 I'm packaging libv8, a high-performance
> java script library written by Google and used in Chrominum, the
> open source version of the Chrome browser.
> The source code is taken directly from the SVN tags here:
> http://v8.googlecode.com/
> It uses scons to build the library but the built library has no
> SONAME, the only thing I get from scons is libv8.so.
> The ubuntu maintainer of libv8* packages asked the authors to add
> the SONAME in november:
> http://code.google.com/p/v8/issues/detail?id=151
> So, my question is: how should I proceed? Stop packaging until the
> SONAME is avaiable? Do as the ubuntu maintainer does? (libv8.so in
> the libv8 package and the .h files in libv8-dev?)
> I've ready somewhere that /usr/lib should only contains libraries with
> SONAME's, should I create /usr/lib/v8/ and put the library in there? (as
> it was done with mozilla libraries?)

you could just build it with 0d soname. (d as in debian)


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