[Rd] shared libraries: missing soname
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Nov 23 10:16:50 CET 2016
>>>>> Joseph Mingrone <jrm at ftfl.ca>
>>>>> on Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:21:49 -0400 writes:
> Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> writes:
>> On 22 November 2016 at 00:02, Joseph Mingrone wrote:
>> | These are also not fatal errors on FreeBSD, where everything, for now, also just
>> | works. ...until a library's interface changes. You seem to be arguing that
>> | sonmaes are pointless. We disagree.
>> You are putting words in my mouth. In my very first reply to you, I pointed
>> out that (for non-BSD systems at least) the sonames do not matter as R loads
>> the libraries itself, rather than via ldd. No more, no less.
> Let me restate. You seem to be arguing that, because R itself doesn't consume
> it's shared libraries via ldd(), sonames serve no purpose, in this case. Please
> correct me if I'm putting words in your mouth.
>> | I can't say for certain (I'm not an rkward user), but looking at the build
>> Why did _you_ then bring up rkward as an example? That was your suggestion.
> Because you asked, "Yes, well, but are there other customers?" Also, I'm trying
> to put myself in the perspective of package users.
> Is this a more appropriate example?
> # ldd /usr/local/lib/R/library/tseries/libs/tseries.so | grep libR
> libRblas.so => /usr/local/lib/R/lib/libRblas.so (0x80120c000)
> libR.so => /usr/local/lib/R/lib/libR.so (0x801c00000)
Well, Dirk has said to have given his last reply on this thread.
I (as a member of R-core) am glad about people like Dirk who
take some of our load and helpfully answer such
questions/reports on R-devel.
To the issue: I also don't see what your point is.
R works with these so libraries as intended in all cases as
far as we know, and so I don't understand why anything needs to
All these libraries "belong to R" and are tied to a specific
version of R and are not be used outside of R, so I also don't see
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