Re: creating libraries
On Wednesday 31 March 1999, at 1 h 37, the keyboard of Pedro Guerreiro
> Why does the Package names have a _1_ in them?
Because you may have several versions (with different sonames) installed at
the same time. Unlike RedHat, Debian does not allow several packages with the
> I think the _1_ is supposed to be the soname that the debian policy talks
> about, but then it definitely should be _2_, right?
Right, but dh_make does not find it automagically. Patch debian/control by
> OTOH, why is package cgraph1-dev referring to cgraph-dev? This package doesn't
> exist. Is he trying to 'create' a virtual package? I think I should delete
> those lines, am I right?
Read Policy 4.3, specially the beginning. There is a disagreement among Debian developers. (Should a development package include the soname? Most say no.)