Building and linking shared libaries formultipledifferentversions of UNIX

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Wed May 16 16:02:04 GMT 2001

At 11:12 AM 5/16/01 -0400, David Collier-Brown wrote:
>Richard Sharpe wrote:
>> 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
>> exist?
>	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).

Well, Under Linux, it seems that ldconfig makes the symbolic link from the
soname to the real name ... that is, if I copy to
$(LIBDIR) and then run ldconfig (and $(LIBDIR) is in /etc/,
ldconfig creates the symbolic link from to ...

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
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