what about only using virtual names for al libraries : name used package libc-dev libc6-dev ncurses-dev ncurses3.4-dev libtiff-dev libtiff3-dev ... it's not a hard thing to manage such a list, but we gain flexibility with handling of new versions. comments ? regards, andreas -- TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to email@example.com . Trouble? e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .