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Re: soname number in name of dev-package?

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:

> Scripsit Jens Peter Secher <jps@debian.org>
> > But the advice in the library packaging guide is to do something like
> > 	Package: libpackage2-dev
> > 	Provides: libpackage-dev
> > 	Conflicts: libpackage-dev
> > AFAICT the above approach offers nothing more than simply
> > 	Package: libpackage-dev
> > would do.  Right?
> If the source-level API differs, then having libpackage2-dev will
> allow other packages to Build-Depend on the API they are written
> against. Of course this is especially relevant when the API change can
> make things break silently, but even outside that case, an explicit
> build-dependency is easier to diagnose (and/or search for mechanically
> over all packages in testing, say) than sudden compiler failures.

But that problem could just as well be solved by versioned
build-dependency on the -dev package, right?
                                                    Jens Peter Secher
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