--- Comment #8 from Jan Beich <[hidden email]> ---
(In reply to Wiktor Niesiobedzki from comment #4)
> ldconfig is responsible (at least on Linux) on setting the link to library realname
ldconfig on FreeBSD doesn't grok SONAME unlike ld.so aka rtld-elf. Many
libraries without .so.X symlinks actually use SONAME instead. As rtld-aout
doesn't support SONAME maybe ldconfig was simply overlooked as ELF wasn't
default on FreeBSD in the past.