Renaming a shared library in the port-framework to match FreeBSD naming schemes?

Koop Mast kwm at
Fri Nov 19 13:01:54 UTC 2010

On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:32:33 +0100
"O. Hartmann" <ohartman at> wrote:

> Hello.
> Trying to do my first port and run into trouble.
> The software package (Xerces-c 3.1.1) comes with a full autotoll 
> environment and so far building and installing works.
> But the libarary name is "" and I need to change this 
> to respect the FreeBSD nameing schemes to "". I'm 
> looking for a way avoiding some "post-install:" stuff.

There isn't any problem with the name.
Try to keep shared library version numbers in the format.
Our runtime linker only cares for the major (first) number.

> Is it possible to manipulate the library name via some variables passed 
> through the port-framework to the build-enviroment?

There isn't. We leave the library name just like upstream/author wants it to be. We only hack the library version if needed.

> Well, I'm very new to porting and this may seem to be a very easy task 
> for experienced porters, so please excuse possible bothering ...
> Thanks in advance,
> Oliver
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