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Re: Why 2 DLL names?
- From: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
- To: "Roy Clemmons" <roy_clemmons at hotmail dot com>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 23:14:48 -0000
- Subject: Re: Why 2 DLL names?
- References: <Law12-OE45OAoOWRmva000101a3@hotmail.com>
Roy Clemmons wrote:
> libxxxxxx.dll.a is the import library
> cygxxxxxx-1.dll is the dll
> for a more complete explanation.Thanks for the reply. Unless I missed
> it, I still don't understand why the shared lib was created a "cyg"
> prefix and a -1 suffix.
"cyg" to identify it as a Cygwin-using DLL, to avoid possible conflicts with
a native-Windows version.
"-1" to allow for ABI versioning. See the libtool docs, "-version-info"
> But, be that as it may, can I rename the dll
> to be the correct name?Roy
No. For 2 reasons:
1) You cannot rename DLLs (and still expect them to work).
2) The name is already correct. It may not be what you were expecting, but
it is correct.
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