Building and linking shared libaries formultipledifferentversions of
davecb at canada.sun.com
Wed May 16 15:12:33 GMT 2001
Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > Yes: This is really a convention, used to allow easy
> > updates. We create libFoo.so.93 and link it to libFoo.so
> > When we upgrade, we leave 93 in place, add 94
> > and link 94 to libFoo.so
> > If an existing program needs version libFoo.so.93, it can get it,
> > but by default it just uses libFoo.so as the thing to link
> > to. Does that help?
> OK, great explanation. What action do I need to take when I install
> Do I need to run ldconfig, and then create the link if it doesn't already
I think you do that in the opposite order, actually..
ldconfig updates an in-memory table in older SunOSs
(I don't have one on my Solaris 8 system).
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