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Re: RFC: policy supplement for library packages

Helmut Geyer <Helmut.Geyer@IWR.Uni-Heidelberg.De> writes:

>       based on  | package name        | hierarchy locations
>       ---------------------------------------------------------------
>       libc6     | libfoo-dev          | /usr/{lib,include}
>       libc5     | libfoo-libc5-altdev | /usr/i486-linuxlibc1/{lib,include}
>     For the transition time there may be packages based on libc5 which
>     use the standard location. These have to conflict with libc6-dev,
>     however.
>       libc5     | libfoo-libc5-dev    | /usr/{lib,include}

Why would there be any packages of this form?  Maintainers are
supposed to rerelease existing -dev packages with the new names if
they don't intend to go to libc6 right away?

Also, the new libc5 packages could be more simply named


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