[Rd] shared libraries: missing soname
jrm at ftfl.ca
Wed Nov 23 11:22:41 CET 2016
Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:
> 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
> be changed.
> 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
> your point.
"are not to be used outside of R". You are distributing shared libraries that
aren't meant to be shared (outside of R)? But they are. And I gave an example.
This is the first sentence of section 3.1.1  of the Linux Documentation
Project's -Program Library HOWTO-, "Every shared library has a special name
called the 'soname'". I'll ask again, since this was ignored the two previous
times I asked it (but I don't expect an answer). Are there any constructive
reasons not to include a proper soname in the shared libraries?
I will just patch the FreeBSD port.
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