Library minor versions conflicting with PLIST with no minor versions

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at
Thu Feb 15 06:09:51 UTC 2007

I know I've seen a few other reports of this problem in the lists
recently, and am just wondering if anyone has anything further to

I've been seeing the odd port here and there building libraries with
minor version numbers included in the filenames, whereas the PLIST
specifies only the major version numbers, or vice versa.  This is
causing other ports to fail to link properly, in some cases where the
dependent port is expecting the library with the minor number included,
and others where the dependent port is expecting the library without
the minor number.

Very odd behavior, and it's only cropped up within the last week or
two.  I can't figure out what the heck's going on here.

This is under 7.0-CURRENT on the amd64 arch, by the way.


Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at>

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