[geos-devel] CAPI and libtool (question for BSD users)

Eric Faurot eric.faurot at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 14:03:10 EST 2006

> > As far as OpenBSD is concerned, version info <current>:<revision>:<age>
> > results in lib<name>.so.<current>.<revision>, ignoring age completely.
> But. Why ?!
> Is it a libtool bug or is there a reason ?

OpenBSD has its own libtool packaged in this specific way. IMHO it is
a very reasonnable thing to do since libtool is supposed to be
platform-specific. But basically, the real problem is that the
GNU/linux/libtool model for library versioning is simply not
applicable on BSD. So there is no correct solution in general,
only "vendor"-specific policy. Which is why you cannot impose
or expect soname to be this or that.


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