The name of a static libraries file is like
a shared libraries file is named
xis the major version number. It is incremented whenever the interface to the library changes.
yis the minor version number.
zis the optional release number.
This is the "real name" of a library file, the name of the file which contains it. In addition, a library has a "soname", the real name with only the major version number, which is a symbolic link to the real name. It may also have a "linker name", without any version number, a symbolic link to a "soname".
- Configure dynamic linker run-time bindings.
ldconfig creates the necessary symbolic links and cache
/etc/ld.so.cache) for use by the run-time linker,
ld.so) to the most recent shared libraries
found in the directories specified on the command line, in the file
/etc/ld.so.conf, and in the trusted directories
Libraries listed in
/etc/ld.so.preload will take precedence
over the standard set.
This process can be overriden with the environment variable
LD_LIBRARY_PATH: a colon-separated set of directories
where libraries should be searched for first,
before the standard set of directories.
- Print shared library dependencies.
- Shared Libraries. Program Library HOWTO - http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Program-Library-HOWTO/shared-libraries.html
- (Runtime) Dynamically Loaded Libraries. Program Library HOWTO - http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Program-Library-HOWTO/dl-libraries.html