Recognising libraries.

NotFound julian.notfound at
Thu Dec 9 19:41:34 UTC 2010

> I see a pattern - the libs not found have a version number. They
> should also be removed (along with the .so), let the linker determine
> the version. How it will decide between 4.7 and 4.8 when you tell it
> to load libdb is an exercise for someone else. I hate linkers.

Some systems does not install the .so without version number (which is
usually a link to the more recent) with the main package for the
library, but with its corresponding devel package. This works well
with compile time linking but there is no provision for the dynamic
linking loader. There is no good general solution to this problem.


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