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Re: possible mass-filing of bugs: many shared library packages contain binaries in usr/bin

Joshua Haberman <joshua@haberman.com> immo vero scripsit:

> Exercise:
> $ apt-get install liborbit0 liborbit2
> Notice the lack of conflict (liborbit is just the first library I could
> find with two sonumbers in the archive)
> I am becoming increasingly convinced that library packaging in Debian is
> somewhat ad hoc.  As someone who is taking on a library package that soon
> is making backward-incompatible API changes and bumping the sonumber, I
> am interested in establishing (or discovering) a "best practice" method
> for this sort of transition.

libpkg-guide (documentation), and d-shlibs (package) 
is my answer to your question.

I'm hoping to get them fixed. Debian shared library packages
are really done ad-hoc, but we've really been through enough
real-life examples to be able to be able to present 
"good practice" rules.


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