Re: Bug#274923: ITP: wnpp -- C++ library for robust numerical and geometric computation
>>If the names above are still too generic, I think I will use libcore++ as
>>prefix. Or has anyone else another suggestion?
> Why not libexact?
Maybe, but I'd prefer if "core" is part of the package name, because is is
known under this name in the scientific community.
>>I'm a bit uncertain about potential consequences if the Debian package name
>>differs too much from the upstream package name.
> Programs which would use the library will have to customize. That should
> be done anyway easy in any decent program.
Uups, I missed that I might have to change the name of the library itself.
Or is it possible to have a package named "libcore++1" containing libraries
"libcore.so.1"? (If yes, there is still the problem that a quite generic
(file)name is used.)
I'd like to avoid changing the soname of the library, because that would be
a large disadvantage for the users of this library. I guess most of them
would prefer compiling the upstream sources themselves rather than handling
the special case of a different library name for Debian installations.