> Hi all,
> I've been gathering bits and pieces of information regarding the
> packaging of shared libraries for a while now. As I understand it:
> - Normal .so libraries with versioned filenames go into the base package
> for a program when they exist


> - Unversioned .so libraries go into the -devel package


> -- If there are no versioned libraries for a program, should a
> versioned library be added or should the unversioned .so file be
> included in the base package?

Option B, I think, but someone else with more insight should chime in. . .

> - Libraries which are used by other programs at runtime should be
> versioned, and in %{_libdir}
> -- Are there exceptions to this? When is it appropriate to leverage
> subdirectories and /etc/ld.so.conf.d/?

How so, by adding a path to /etc/ld.so.conf?

> - Libraries which are plugins to one specific program, and are dlopened
> by that program, do not need a versioned filename. They should go in
> their own subdierctory in %{_libdir} (e.g. /usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10)
> -- If packaged as seperate plugins, they should be in packages called
> packagename-plugins-pluginname, or something similar
> - All shared library filenames should begin with lib

> A lot of this isn't in the packaging guidelines, I think if these points
> could be clarified and included in the guidelines it would help to
> answer a lot of questions.

If you like, you can write up a draft, and post here, or submit to the FPC.

> Thanks,
> Rich
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