Re: Old Library dependencies Re: Release Plans (19990513)
Steve Dunham <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Remove as many dependencies on old libraries as possible, this
> libjpegg6a, libncurses3.4, newt0.25, libpgsql, tk4.2, tcl7.6,
> libwraster1, libpng0g
> and various older gtk/gnome libraries.
Looking at some of these, it occurs to me that one thing that may
cause this to happen accidentally is when a -dev package includes a
soname---because developers have to take an additional explicit step
to be sure to compile with the new version---as an example, the
existence of libpng0g-dev (rather than libpng-dev) would make it easy
for people to miss the new -dev library.
Should we try and remove sonames from -dev package names?