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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 <storm@gate.net>                 http://www.gate.net/~storm/

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