2012.01.23 14:53 "Re: [Tiff] update on tiff 4.x in debian", by Bob Friesenhahn
It's been awhile but since the last time I looked, the libtiff soname's were different by default. Have we fixed this in the default libtiff build yet?
Libtiff 4 uses a scheme intended for use by computers. Libtiff 3 uses a scheme intended for use by humans.
ie. that "libtiff.so.<N>" has a default <N> value that is the same across major Linux distributions to mean the same major version of libtiff.
With libtiff 4, the numbering/naming is likely to be consistent across Linux systems but I notice that the file naming is considerably different between Linux and FreeBSD, even though they are both ELF systems.
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