shared library -dev package naming proposal
I'd like to propose, for new -dev packages, to
name -dev packages after their runtime library counterparts.
If the library package is named lib$NAME,
call the -dev package lib$NAME-dev.
libxxx0 will have
libfoobar-2.1-0 will have
This allows mechanically determining shared library
package and corresponding -dev package.
This was raised in the Shared library BOF @ Debconf5
which was held this morning.
For transition purposes, I would like this only to be
enforced on new packages, since renaming every single
-dev package would be prohibitively intrusive,
but would like to enforce this rule for new packages.