Re: Best Packaging Practices - collecting ideas (and texts!)
On Sat, May 11, 2002 at 10:45:34AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Le Sat, May 11, 2002 at 05:09:36PM +1000, Glenn McGrath ?crivait:
> > I wish i had found Junichi's guide on creating library packages before i
> > created one. How about including some of, or at least mentioning his
> > guide, its at http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/column/libpkg-guide/
> AFAIK, it will be integrated in the Debian New Maintainers' Guide.
> But it's a good idea to provide a link to it from the Best Packaging
> Practices chapter.
I just skimmed the first few chapters od libpkg-guide and some of the
terminology is incorrect or misleading.
This is a library with a name of libsomelibrary-1.2, and a SONAME of "0".
This is actually a library with SONAME 'libsomelibrary-1.2.so.0' (assuming
the SONAME matches the filename). The '0' is the library major version
In many other places, 'SONAME' is used where 'version number' seems to be
It would be nice if it included example usage for objdump (objdump -x) to
determine the library SONAME.
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