[Gluster-devel] Re: GlusterFS debian Package and Changes.

Anand Babu Periasamy ab at zresearch.com
Thu Feb 15 05:51:24 UTC 2007

,----[ Harshavardhana writes: ]
| Hi ab,
|      'gcc -Wl,-soname,libglusterfs.so.0' would suffice the criteria.
| Maintaining libtool is pain while cross compiling and stuff.  And
| there will be lots of unncessary hacks for fixing apparently which
| we did for many packages during Gluster Compilation (remember
| libusb, pcre... etc).
|      True translators don't need any soname but should be installed
| '--strip-unneeded'.
| Regards
Hi Harsha,
Nope. GlusterFS is going to be installed on a wide variety of distros
(even FreeBSD, OpenSolaris..). Portability is key.  People natively
compile on heir platform mostly. Cross-compilation is a rare
requirement relatively. libtool does a good job of abstracting
portability for libglusterfs shared library across various platforms.

Gluster project is a distro by itself, unlike GlusterFS. 

Happy Hacking,
Anand Babu 
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