Private-libraries in /usr/lib* - invalid soname.
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Apr 20 14:08:51 UTC 2012
Alec Leamas wrote:
> Still a newbie I have repeatedly been running into apps which stores
> private, unversioned libraries into /usr/lib*. The usual symptom is
> 'invalid-soname' errors rpmlint errors.
There's no requirement that our packages have no errors from rpmlint. As far
as I know, invalid-soname does not match any requirement in our packaging
guidelines. Unversioned shared libraries are bad, but inventing a library
version can lead to conflicts with future upstream releases for public
libraries, and is just not worth it at all for private ones. There's no need
for a soname version if the library comes from the same package as the only
user(s) of it.
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