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

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Fri Nov 19 14:03:58 UTC 2010

On 11/19/10 13:46, Koop Mast wrote:
> 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.
>  From
> Try to keep shared library version numbers in the format.
> Our runtime linker only cares for the major (first) number.

Well, this is the problem. The automated installation process installes
>> 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.

This implies having a post-install: target in the Makefile where I'm 
supposed to move
> -Koop
>> 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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