Writing Shared Libraries, first draft

Scott James Remnant scott at netsplit.com
Fri Nov 5 13:29:50 EET 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 22:14 +0000, Mike Hearn wrote:

> 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.
Dpkg currently translates SONAME dependencies into file dependencies at
build-time using the "shlibs" system.

There's an improved version of that system sitting on my hard-drive that
also takes into account versioned symbols.

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?
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