[arch-general] libusb-compat owns /usr/lb/libusb.so symlink

jesse jaara jesse.jaara at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 13:32:54 EST 2011

On 22.1.2011 18.04, "Denis A. Altoé Falqueto" <denisfalqueto at gmail.com>
> Hi guys.
> Is that the intended purpose? I was having a problem with the mouse
> module from KDE system settings and discovered that I didn't have
> libusb-compat. When I listed its contents just to check, I saw that it
> is the owner of /usr/lib/libusb.so and it is pointing to
> /usr/lib/libusb.so.0.1.so.4.4.4. Would that make programs compiled in
> my machine be linked against the older libusb? Or is it harmless?
> --
> A: Because it obfuscates the reading.
> Q: Why is top posting so bad?
> -------------------------------------------
> Denis A. Altoe Falqueto
> Linux user #524555
> -------------------------------------------

Most of the apps will link to the lib specified in pkgconfig file of the
pkg. As the compat pkg contains only the library and no development files
the pkgconfig file of the libusb pkg will be used and it will tell to link
to the .so.some-number and not to the .so symlink.

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