Subject: Re: Shared library symlinks and libtool
To: Thomas Klausner <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/24/2001 10:33:47
On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Thomas Klausner wrote:

: After Alistair's recent change to make ELF PLISTs default, some
: programs have problems in the installation phase. In particular, I
: think of devel/xdelta (and some others) where the problem lies in the
: fact that they install a library '', and libtool only
: generates symlinks for '' and ''.
: What is the proper target to fix -- the PLISTs (removing the
: '' entries)

Remove the entries if a teeny version is used.  There are exactly *three*
parts to an ELF shlib:[.teeny] -> actual file (not used directly) -> symlink used at runtime (thanks to -soname) -> symlink used at link-time (during program compiles)

If a teeny version is used, there should *not* be a
symlink; that file will never get used.

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