[nSLUG] Why you are not seeing software ported to Linux

D G Teed donald.teed at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 22:48:33 ADT 2011


On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Daniel Morrison <draker at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Thank you. Even though I don't (at present) agree with the practice,
> understanding the rationale goes a long way to making me accept it! I
> can also now offer a real explanation to my users (who are constantly
> asking me why they can't compile their code, when they can see the
> "missing" library right there in /usr/lib!)
>
>
.so files are loaded at run time of the compiled binary.
.h files are required by compilers.

You could test for required .so when installing a package containing
binaries.
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