Soft linking libraries
On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 10:41:23AM +0530, Chaman Singh Verma wrote:
> Why the standard installation doesn't create a software link
> libglut.so->libglut.so.3 ? Any logical reasons ?
Easy and convenient, yes. But what if you already have an application
relying on a newer version of libglut.so? Silently dropping the link
back to libglut.so.3 would cause problems that would be much harder to
The "xxx not found" is so obvious and easy to deal with, that it
satisfies POLA, I figure.
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