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Re: just wondering...

"Edward S. Peschko" <esp5@pge.com> writes:

> looking through the sources file, and just wondering *ahem* -- 
> exactly how does this work?
> For example - 
> imagemagick has a dependency of libpng2-dev.
> However, there is no package entry for libpng2-dev inside sources.
> There is however, a 'Binary' entry of libpng2-dev under the Package heading
> of libpng2. 

Package: libpng
Binary: libpng10-0, libpng2-dev, libpng2, libpng10-dev
Version: 1.0.15-4
> Is it true that these are synonyms for each other? If so, why? Why not 
> combine the binary and package entry into one header?
> Ed

That says that the source "libpng" builds multiple binary
packages. Its not like a synonym for each other, the source has only
one name, but its the link telling people or programs like apt what
binary packages belongs to what source.

Through that, if you type "apt-get source libpng2-dev", you get the
source for libpng.


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