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Library Interface Versioning in Solaris and Linux

@inproceedings{Brown2000LibraryIV,
  title={Library Interface Versioning in Solaris and Linux},
  author={David J. Brown and Karl J. Runge},
  booktitle={Annual Linux Showcase \& Conference},
  year={2000}
}
Shared libraries in Solaris and Linux use a versioning technique which allows the link editor to record an application's dependency on a particular release level of the library. The versioning mechanism operates at the level of the library's GLOBAL symbol names--a finer granularity than simply associating a version number with the library itself. In Solaris, this mechanism has also been used to provide a means for the system-supplied shared libraries to define their application interface: to… 

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