Subject: Re: "-Ldir -lname" vs. "dir/libname.so"
To: Johnny Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 03/13/2002 14:01:01
I assume you're not acutally linking two digits of ELF version number
into the final binary? ELF version numbers are hard-bound: link
against libfoo.so.0.0, upgrade to libfoo.so.0.1, remove libfoo.so.0.0,
and then the linked binary fails to find libfoo.so.0.0.
At least, that's what happened when I did ld.elf_so integration on pmaxes.
I was told at the time that "that's how ELF is supposed to work".
The approved NetBSD procedure is to link against libfoo.so.0, and rely
on the NetBSD install make-target/tools to make symlinks from the
'latest" libfoo.0.x minor number, to the minorless libfoo.so.x.0.
(s/.so.0/so.X/g, for X != 0)