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Re: Bug#274923: ITP: wnpp -- C++ library for robust numerical and geometric computation

Scripsit Joachim Reichel <joachim.reichel@gmx.de>

> 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.)

Unless there are two pacakges that provide technically interchangeable
implementations of the same functionality, there is no reason to make
package names more unique than the sonames of the libraries they

If the upstream source is written to create libcore.so.1 and there is
no known conflicts with other libraries using the same name, I think
Debian should provide the library under the same name. Client
application source will be written to use -lcore, and we'd do nobody a
service by forcing Debian users to change that manually.

Henning Makholm               "Hele toget raslede imens Sjælland fór forbi."

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