Sub-library version numbers

Dirk Mueller mueller at
Fri Jun 7 02:14:31 BST 2002

On Don, 06 Jun 2002, aleXXX wrote:

> I don't think that it is a good thing that I can have three libraries named 
> libkdeui.3.0.0, libkdeui.3.0.0 and libkdeui.3.0.0 and that I can't simply 
> exchange one with the other, since e.g. 3.0.0 from 2.0 doesn't provide all 
> the features 3.0.0 from 2.2 provides.
> Another advantage of the version numbers would be that this would make it 
> much easier to find out which version of KDE is installed, especially in the 
> case if something is messed up and KDE or X don't even start.

You do know that you can't have two libs with the same major version number 
installed at the same time anyway ?

not changing the .so-name is taking care of this problem, although in a 
brutal way. However, it seems somehow effective still. 


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