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Re: [opensuse-packaging] So files in devel Packages?
  • From: Michael Matz <matz@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:50:09 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0902251548400.29566@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, Philipp Thomas wrote:

*.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 libsomething-x.y.z.so and an identical soname. So the
rule to package .so files in -devel isn't always right.

It's a good rule of thumb, though. (It also breaks for dlopen() modules,
though those don't belong into /usr/lib). And for Saschas problem it's
exactly the correct solution.


Ciao,
Michael.
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