[bitc-dev] Libgc - Boehm GC in Debian
michaelw at foldr.org
Tue Feb 21 03:37:10 EST 2006
* James Graves <ansible at xnet.com> [2006-02-20T19:00-0600]:
> That's the Debian package name. It is common for Debian package names
> to have version numbers as part of the name, especially when there are
> significant API changes between library versions.
> Not that there is a libgc2 in Debian... perhaps one is anticipated.
lib packages always include the major revision, so that it's possible
to install several different ones. The latest libgc shared library
package seems to be libgc1c2.
But you don't have to know this actually, see below.
> > What is the actual library name? libgc.a or libgc1.a?
> Well, it doesn't look like I've got either one:
It's libgc.a and it's in the libgc-dev package. Reason is again that
although you can have only one version installed for building
(obviously the latest), you can have multiple revisions installed for
Installing libgc-dev also pulls in the latest matching libgc*
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