Stale files in /usr/X11/bin ?

Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai asmodai at
Fri Mar 25 01:27:26 PST 2005

-On [20050325 09:22], Yury Tarasievich (grog at xxxxxxx) wrote:
>BTW, is there any standard method to force linking against specific 
>revision of shared lib, so one could generally link against, 
>being symlink to, vs. itself?

ELF annex the ELF loader does not cater for this.

ELF looks at the entries in its cache.  These are typically
symbolically linked to the highest versioned

Entries with minor numbers, such as the old a.out styled, are
not an official part of the ELF standard.  Nor is the Linux standard of (number, major, trivial) an official standard (they symlink
the .so.N to the .so.N.M.T).

No standard way short of changing symbolic links, but this also influences
run-time behaviour.

Unless I am missing something obvious.

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(at)> / asmodai / kita no mono
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