does the libdb distribution create links to libdb.so

Asked by VeloSol on 2008-07-14

I am working with Ubuntu 8.04 and trying to install AppWeb web server (http://www.appwebserver.org/) with PHP 5.2.6 support. I can get it to compile just fine if I symlink libdb.so to libdb.so-4.x (where x is anywhere from 2 - 6), which is what the install is looking for, however I thought that new versions of libdb should symlink to libdb.so-new.version to libdb.so (all files in /usr/lib).

Am I wrong in my assumption? Should you have to install libdb-dev to get a link automatically created for libdb.so ?

I think installing libdb-4.6 should automatically symlink libdb.so-4.6 to libdb.so .

Thank you for any help you may be able to give me (education on correct package building etiquette included)!

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Tobias Wolf
Solved:
2008-07-17
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2008-07-17
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2008-07-14
Best Tobias Wolf (towolf) said : #1

Normally libs do this. File a bug on the package if you think it should.

VeloSol (velosol) said : #2

Thank you Tobias.

I will file a bug and see what the maintainers think.

Best,
Dan

VeloSol (velosol) said : #3

Thanks Tobias Wolf, that solved my question.