About Libraries

Stuart Anderson anderson at metrolink.com
Thu Apr 18 04:01:18 PDT 2002

On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Nagesh Bhattu Sristy wrote:

> 	In the current lsb-standard a library libnsl.so.1 is not included
> but it is present in the system V ABI.

libnsl (and TLI/XTI) is not included in the LSB.

> 	In this test-tool set the symbols in various libraries are taken
> and if the application is using other than these symbols then appropriate
> error message is given to the user(if I am correct). How different is this
> from the application appcert of solaris which does this by utilizing the
> versioning information and public and private symbol information of
> libraries them-selves.

The are very similar. Solaris & Linux seem to use the symbol versions in
slightly different ways though. In the LSB, if the symbol is not included,
it is essentially "private", and should not be used.


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