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Re: totally confused by versioning system of libtool...

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: totally confused by versioning system of libtool...
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 11:41:56 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 13 May 2005, Ed Hartnett wrote:

So this is not actually replacing libexample-0.0.5, it is adding
libexample-0.0.6, and the loader is smart enough to automatically use
that in preference to libexample-0.0.5.


Is that correct? And libexample-0.0.5 stays on the users' systems
until they feel like deleting it, but it is ignored by the loader
because a fresher version exists.


But I don't understand why it's not 0.5.0 and 0.6.0. That is, wouldn't
it be a case of incrementing the minor version number, the middle

Don't worry about the actual numbers. They are libtool's responsibility. Some systems use different numbering rules, and libtool knows about those special cases.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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