How can I determine the version of an HDF5 library?
Given an HDF5 library, how can I determine which version of HDF5 is being used (linked)?
Use one of the following to get the H5_VERS_INFO string as defined in H5public.h.:
% strings libhdf5.a | grep "HDF5 library version:" % strings a.out | grep "HDF5 library version:"
This method works even if the a.out file is "stripped", and even if the binary file is not produced by the host machine.
Given a library that calls HDF5 functions, how can I determine which version of HDF5 was used to build it?
Add the following line to the calling library source, e.g., xyz.c.
/* C automatically merges two adjacent strings into one. */ /* Use non static char string so that it is included always. */ char XYZ_built_with_H5_lib_vers_info_g = "XYZ built with " H5_VERS_INFO;
Rebuild the library and then the following commands will show the information:
% strings libxyz.a | grep "HDF5 library version:" XYZ built with HDF5 library version: 1.4.4