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

Peter Pentchev roam at
Tue Nov 23 00:00:26 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 08:20:28PM +0200, Andrew W. Nosenko wrote:
> Seems, like you think that Xerces authors use naming
> scheme, while FreeBSD uses ...

Just as a data point, it's possible (I'm not sure if it's the case with
Xerces, but it *is* the case with other libraries) that the OP is right.

The Debian Policy Manual recently had to be amended a bit to allow for
shared library files named as libfoo-<version>.so; for a full discussion
(long!... no, I mean it - *really* long!), see:

So it seems that there are projects that actually do it that way.


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