Writing Shared Libraries, first draft

Mike Hearn mike at navi.cx
Fri Nov 5 00:14:11 EET 2004

On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 14:05:29 -0800, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> is this something specific to rpm only or can dpkg and
> other packaging systems do the same thing?

I have no idea if dpkg does this, but there's nothing complex about it
so if not it could easily be added. It's certainly not magically RPM only.

The main thing is that Debian packages use package dependencies whereas
including the symbol version is mostly useful for RPM file dependencies,
ie Debian packages depend on libxxx >= 2.3 rather than
libxxx.so.2(XXX_2.3). So I'm not sure it'd be useful.

thanks -mike

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