[fpc-pascal] Re: linux: should we hard-code versioned or unversioned shared libraries in our apps?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Aug 15 17:19:09 CEST 2012

On Wed, 15 Aug 2012, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Hi,
> On 15 August 2012 15:32, Reinier Olislagers <reinierolislagers at gmail.com> wrote:
>> And you can use the (Firebird/Interbase Services IIRC) API to get the
>> server version. I seem to remember Ludo's recent addition to FPC has
>> this functionality.
> Yes, but you are jumping the gun here! My problem is that I can't even
> start my app, because the libfbclient.so is missing in every distro I
> tried. Linux distros (on client PC's at least), do not include the
> -devel packages by default, so they only have the versioned shared
> libraries setup.
> I had a quick look to see what other (non FPC based) application do.
> FlameRobin has a dependency on libfbclient.so.2 (thus versioned .so
> library). That's why it works without having to install the -devel
> package.
> So why does FCL-DB look at the unversioned *.so by default? Wouldn't
> it make more sense to change FCL-DB to look for libfbclient.so.2
> instead? 2 being the latest major version of Firebird DB, and that is
> also the latest version that ibconnection.pp was written for.

It makes sense.


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