[Gluster-devel] libgfapi.so rpm location?
justin at gluster.org
Mon Feb 17 22:31:01 UTC 2014
On 17/02/2014, at 10:20 PM, Kaleb S. KEITHLEY wrote:
> On 02/17/2014 05:07 PM, Justin Clift wrote:
>> Hi Kaleb,
>> Just noticed a small weirdness with the GlusterFS rpms generated from
>> from git master head.
>> In glusterfs-api rpm:
>> * /usr/lib64/libgfapi.so.6
>> * /usr/lib64/libgfapi.so.6.0.0
>> In glusterfs-api-devel rpm:
>> * /usr/lib64/libgfapi.so
>> They should all be in the glusterfs-api rpm shouldn't they?
> Nope. This is ELF sharedlib juju.
> At compile time the linker looks for libfoo.so. It reads the SO_NAME, which is libfoo.so.x (or libfoo.so.x.y.z), from libfoo.so (which is just a symlink to libfoo.so.x); Later, at run-time, the dyld loads libfoo.so.x.
> RPM's packaging rules say that libfoo.so.x (and libfoo.so.x.y.z) belong in the foo.rpm, but the libfoo.so symlink belongs in the foo-devel.rpm.
> IOW a run-time only install only needs libfoo.so.x or libfoo.so.x.y.z.
> A developer who wants to link with the lib needs the -devel rpm with libfoo.so.
> The purist packagers like this because it keeps the file system from being filled with lib*.so symlinks that aren't needed except by developers.
> Debian/Ubuntu-style dpkg has similar rules for their -dev dpkgs.
Thanks Kaleb. :)
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