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Re: [opensuse-packaging] So files in devel Packages?
  • From: Philipp Thomas <pth@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:22:28 +0100
  • Message-id: <20090225142228.GP22897@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Michael Matz (matz@xxxxxxx) [20090225 14:57]:

*.so files are used by the link editor (ld) to create executables, they
are not used at runtime, where the *.so.* files are used instead (and *.so
usually are just softlinks to *.so.*).

I know of at least one package that uses the -revision flag to libtool which
results in and an identical soname. So the rule to
package .so files in -devel isn't always right.

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