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

Karl Kleinpaste karl at kleinpaste.org
Thu Oct 16 08:55:35 MST 2008

For comparison, under Fedora we have:

[1096] [11:49 AM] awol:~> egrep ^sword\|^gnomesword\|^bibletime /var/log/rpmpkgs
[1097] [11:50 AM] awol:~> ls -l /usr/lib/libswo*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 1251246 Sep 18 18:39 /usr/lib/libsword-1.5.11.so*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root bin 2441346 Sep 18 18:39 /usr/lib/libsword.a
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin     882 Sep 18 18:39 /usr/lib/libsword.la*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root bin      18 Sep 18 18:39 /usr/lib/libsword.so -> libsword-1.5.11.so*

The scheme of appending the version number directly on the end of the
library name has always just worked.

And I agree, it should be the same everywhere.  I have never understood
where "libsword6" came from in Ubuntu.

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