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Re: Multiple versions of packages...

On Sun, Jan 10, 1999 at 04:52:02PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> >   I was looking at the way some packages are named, and found one very
> > disturbing trend...  The naming scheme of packages is not very standardized.
> > Some Glibc pcakges have a g on the end, some have version numbers, and some
> > don't.
> Packages that used to have a libc5 version now have the 'g' extension
> in order to tell them apart (used during the bo->hamm). The number
> after it is usually the so version.

Not entirely true, some libraries are named libnameg1, and some libname1g.
For example, Z lib has zlib1g, and GPM lib has libgpmg1. It would be nice
to have all of them named alike, but that would be another upgrade problem.

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