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Re: soname number in name of dev-package?

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

> If you come at it from the view of "what'll involve the least
> complexity for users, me, and other developers", keeping the same
> package name is usually the right answer.
> Bumping the version in the -dev isn't a real problem, but bumping
> random other package names gets to be. 

FWIW, the upshot of the whole exchange last night and my cluelessness
proved to me convincingly that Anthony is wildly totally radically
right here.  If I had already had in my head the way of thinking about
it that he expresses (and had not made a stupid mistake in the first
place, and been more patient myself) much needless grief would have
been avoided.  So I'm grateful for his advice, and I think what he
says here is really really helpful to me.

It's just so clearly *right*, that I can't even figure out how
twenty-four hours ago I could have thought differently.


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