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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost modular: Build without version number suffixes
From: Steve M. Robbins (steve_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-26 01:07:29

On January 25, 2015 10:48:12 PM Robert Dailey wrote:
> When I build modular boost on Linux Mint 17, I get SO files named like so:
> with a corresponding symlink without the version number:

That's standard practice on linux. The SO versioning means you can install,
say, Boost 1.60 alongside 1.57 and files linked against the older version
continue to work. (Boost does not maintain ABI compatibility across versions)

So ...
> I'd like it to build without the version number because when I rename
> the base file to remove the version, code links fine but during
> runtime it tries to load the SO with the version number at the end.

.... really curious why you want to do that.


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