Subject: Re: libtool major version
To: None <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/13/2002 11:32:55
Nick Hudson <> wrote:
> On Thursday 12 December 2002 4:08 pm, Jan Schaumann wrote:

> > On Irix, it turns out, devel/libtool-base build shared libraries with a
> > higher major version (4 instead of 3) than on other OPSYSs.  How should
> > we address this?
> > Should we patch the libtool-sources instead to build the same version?
> Probably. Is there anything strange/different with IRIX shared libraries?

Well, I'm in the process of finding out, I guess.

It seems that libtool determines the major version number as

major=`expr $current - $age`

while for irix it sets it to

major=`expr $current - $age + 1`

I haven't yet determined what current and age are, or why on irix they
add 1, though...


I'm not even supposed to be here today!