Bug 163268 - No libopenal.so symlink
No libopenal.so symlink
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phillip Compton
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-07-14 13:38 EDT by Kenneth Porter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-14 17:32:23 EDT
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Description Kenneth Porter 2005-07-14 13:38:45 EDT
I'm trying to bring up a game based on the Garage Games Torque Game Engine
(TGE). (http://www.garagegames.com/) It attempts to dlopen /usr/lib/libopenal.so
which is not present in openal-0.0-0.4.20040726. Adding the symlink allows it to
get further.
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2005-07-14 15:50:08 EDT
Not a bug. The symlink is in the openal-devel package where it belongs. The game
must not dlopen it, but libopenal.so.0 instead.
Comment 2 Kenneth Porter 2005-07-14 16:37:59 EDT
Where can I found out more about the semantics of the version number encoded in
the filename? I was unaware of this rule and haven't come across it any
Comment 3 Kenneth Porter 2005-07-14 17:32:23 EDT
Answering my own question, I found the required info in the GCC HOWTO Linking
section, which can be found here:


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