Re: Broken symlinks in development packages?
On Tue, 18 Nov 1997, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Carey Evans wrote:
> > It's my understanding this happens if the versions of the -dev package
> > and the main package don't match.
> Indeed, and that's why you should put the .so link in the lib package
> and not the dev package.
The .so link is in the -dev package because it is only used by the
compiler. If you don't have the -dev package installed, you can't link
with the library. It is policy and perfectly correct.
Scott K. Ellis <email@example.com> http://www.gate.net/~storm/
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