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Re: Broken symlinks in development packages?

Scott Ellis wrote:
> 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.

Except if you do this, everytime a new lib release comes out, you'll have to
upgrade your -dev package even if the only change there is the .so link.  This
is stupid IMHO.

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