[sword-devel] sword library versioning and naming convention question (for packaging)

Jason Galyon jtgalyon at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 08:24:50 MST 2008

I am updating the Ubuntu sword package from 1.5.9 to the current 1.5.11.

However, I noticed that libsword used to be libsword.so.6 whereas now it 
is libsword-1.5.11.so

This does not 'play' nicely with the shlibs versioning and dependency 
system for most linux systems that I am aware of.  I have chatted 
(shortly so far) with some Ubuntu packagers to help me and they had no 
ideas.  I checked around in my lib directories and even with ones with 
numbers before the .so, had version numbers on the end.

Would it be possible next release to have something like 
libsword-1.5.so.11 or similar?

Also, I am hoping someone can help me out with this as far as packaging 

One other thing, I asked about changing the name myself to include a 
version at the end and they strongly disapproved saying it should be the 
same across all Linux systems which does make sense.


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