Re: XForms distribution

Steve Lamont (
Thu, 27 Mar 97 05:33:57 PST

To subscribers of the xforms list from (Steve Lamont) :

> I just realized something, and thought it might be useful. When building
> the XForms shared library on Linux, at least, wouldn't it be possible to
> embed version information in the library, i.e.
> gcc -shared -Wl,-soname, -o *.o
> (or something like this)

This information is already in the library. Use the `ident' command:

The library:

spl> ident /usr/local/lib/libforms.a
$State: Beta $
$Revision: 0.86 $
$Date: 1997/03/22 06:04:08 $

A random XForms application:

spl> ident /usr/local/bin/maildir
$State: Beta $
$Revision: 0.70 $
$Date: 1995/05/17 22:28:08 $
$Id: libspl.c,v 1.1 1995/01/31 02:08:14 spl Exp $

Yikes! Is that thing *really* that old -- I guess I'd better rebuild

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