Debian currently has old packages of the out-of-tree usbip (version
0.1.7), as well as building the current usbip modules from the kernel.
These include a package containing the shared library, libusbip.so, with
I'm preparing to build replacement packages of the usbip userland from
the kernel source tree, but I find that the soname is still
'libusbip.so.0' even though various parts of the interface have been
renamed, changing both API and ABI.
The soname of a shared library must change every time its ABI changes in
an incompatible way
<http://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/manual/html_node/Updating-version-info.html>. If you don't want to manage the ABI in this way, I won't package the shared library.
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
06-20-2012, 10:18 PM
soname for libusbip.so
On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 02:41:47PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> The soname of a shared library must change every time its ABI changes in
> an incompatible way
> <http://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/manual/html_node/Updating-version-info.html>. If you don't want to manage the ABI in this way, I won't package the shared library.
Just to be clear what I what I want to know: please say whether you
intend to manage the shared library ABI (and change the version now,
to unambiguously identify the current ABI). If so then I will keep
packaging the shared library; if not then I won't.
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
- Albert Camus
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