[Pkg-samba-maint] Renaming libsmbclient.so.0.1 to libsmbclient.so.0

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Wed Apr 16 07:26:02 UTC 2008

Quoting Christian Perrier (bubulle at debian.org):
> The smbclient library is currently incorrectly named
> libsmbclient.so.0.1 while the SONAME of the library is
> libsmbclient.so.0

To make it clearer, after a discussion I had with Julien Cristau, this
is not exactly "wrong"....just seems to be historical without any real
mreasons to explain why ".1" or ".foo".

> Steve confirmed me on IRC that what we're doing is incorrect and the
> file shoul dbe named libsmbclient.so.0

Or, better, that there is no particular reason.

> I'm not confident engouh in my skills about library to decide whether
> a simple transition is enough of not (just changeing the file name and
> voilà). Can someone enlighten me?

Apparently, there would be no breakage. Karolin Seeger was telling me
this morning that upstream is considering to update their Makefile so
that the library is not installed as /usr/lib/libsmbclient.so

When it comes at this specific problem of naming it
"libsmbclient.so.0" or "libsmbclient.so.0.1", I think we can have
Sernet packages changed and ours not..:-)

(the Sernet packages are very likely to become the packages provided
by upstream so we might better have the same behaviour in theirs and
ours to minimize duplicate work)

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