Subject: README: Howto on libtool, shared libs & objects
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Date: 12/06/2000 18:18:13
 * When compiling a shared lib, always include -version-info x:y (even if
   x, y are 0). PLIST gets .a, .la and entries.

 * ONLY when compiling a shared object (that's later opened with dlopen(3),
   NOT a shared lib), use -module -avoid-version. PLIST only gets the entry.

See also section #6.2 (Shared libraries - libtool) of Packages.txt (rev.
1.126 or above). I hope this makes things a bit clearer.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>