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Re: Namespace pollution wrt gmp[123]

On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, Eric Leblanc wrote:

> Hello all,
>   I just noticed tonite in Incoming a new package named gmp3, been
> a big fan of bignumber. I said to myself "great, a new gnu multiprecision
> arithmetic library. Hmm, where is the -dev? No, -dev? I'll have to file
> a bug on this. hmm, that's not a lib it's a front-end to mpg123!!!"
>   There is something to be done about this. Now, should i file a bug 
> against gmp1 and gmp2 or gmp3? I think maybe gmp1 and gmp2 should be
> named libgmp1 and libgmp2. What do you think?
There is already a bug report against gmp1&2 and as soon as I can find
some time these packages will change name to libgmp1&2. There are several
other issues that need to be addressed with this package and the complete
fix will not be ready for slink, but soon after.

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