2012.02.06 19:15 "Re: [Tiff] ready for 3.9.6 and 4.0.1", by Jay Berkenbilt
On 02/05/2012 10:41 AM, Edward Lam wrote:
On Sat, February 4, 2012 16:28, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:
of confusion. There is a method to the madness though. The runtime library's package name always includes the soname of the shared library, so libtiff.so.5.whatever would be provided by a package called libtiff5.
Why don't we just rename libtiff 4.0.1 to libtiff 5? :) I say this half-jokingly but I personally wouldn't mind just bumping up the libtiff version so that it will always match the so version from now on to simplify things.
There should be no expectation of the software's version and the soname matching. It's quite possible that tiff 5.x and tiff 6.x could all still have libtiff.so.5. For a good explanation of all this, check out the libtool documentation.