Issue #14002 has been updated by zdohnal (Zdenek Dohnal).


nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) wrote:
> 
> > 2) provide config key for rbconfig method, which returns exactly SONAME (for current release libruby.so.2.4) - something like LIBRUBY_SO_NAME
> 
> I prefer this, and have made a patch for `LIBRUBY_SONAME` today.
> Though I took the name from `-soname` option, is an underscore between `SO` and `NAME` preferable?

I'm fine with LIBRUBY_SONAME. Thank you, good job Nobu!



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Bug #14002: libruby soname is changing in Ruby 2.4.x while it should always be libruby.so.2.4.0
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/14002#change-67189

* Author: vo.x (Vit Ondruch)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
* ruby -v: ruby 2.4.2p198 (2017-09-14 revision 59899) [x86_64-linux]
* Backport: 2.3: UNKNOWN, 2.4: REQUIRED
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Since the Ruby 2.4.x keeps ABI compatibility with Ruby 2.4.0 (I hope at least), the so name should keep the libruby.so.2.4.0 during the whole Ruby 2.4 lifetime. This always used to be true, while in Ruby 2.4, the soname is surprisingly changing (and it affects Fedora users [1]).

Actually this is not just about the soname, the RbConfig::CONFIG["TEENY"] value is impacted by this as well. This was always "0" since the patch releases were abandoned. But now it changes.

I tried to revert r53566, r53500 and r5347 but apparently, this was not enough :/


[1]: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1499928



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