Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 32824
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2004/8/11-12 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:32824 Activity:high
8/11    If I have two libraries libfoo.so.1 and libfoo.so.2, and I do
        something like 'cc foo.c -lfoo', is there a way to specify which
        version of libfoo the linker should link in, without having a
        libfoo.so symlink to the one I want? Thanks.
        \_ How about "cc foo.c libfoo.so.2"?
           \_ That works if I always have the full path handy, but
              how about a way where the linker will still use its search
              path? Thanks.
        \_ This is usually done with symlinks. Create one and be done.
           \_ This is a crappy hack. I'm not saying your answer is wrong, but
              this is a crappy hack.  Matt Dillon has mentioned variable symlinks
              this is a crappy hack. Matt Dillon has mentioned variable symlinks
              (with a fair amount of hand waving) as a possible solution; are
              there any better ones (say for dynamic linking?) -!op
              \_ A crappy hack that every UNIX OS uses.
              \_ what is a variable symlink?
                 \_ a symlink that can do shell variable expansions?
                    \_ I thought symlink extrapolation is at is os level,
                       not shell?
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