Building and linking shared libaries for multiple differentversionsof UNIX

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Wed May 16 18:28:48 GMT 2001

Steve Langasek wrote:
> I don't believe that libsmbclient would be considered a module here; it's a
> shared library which exports an ABI that will be used by third-party
> applications.

	I'd version it, using a two-part number like ->, and
	increment the last digit when you add (but
	do not remove/change) interfaces.

	Only libraries which CAN only used by one program
	can be safely be left unversioned.

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