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Re: shared library -dev package naming proposal

* Junichi Uekawa (dancer@netfort.gr.jp) wrote:
> BTW, having Build-Depends: libfoo-dev in 
> a library's build-deps, will allow the developer
> to overlook a soname change in depending shared library.
> Which is a bad idea in the QA standpoint.

Uh, no it isn't.  SONAME changes are fine, the package has to be
rebuilt, but that's not an issue if the API hasn't changed.  If the API
has changed then it's more than an SONAME change and people will need to
adjust code which depends on it.  That's not solved by putting the
SONAME into the -dev package, you'd need an API revision number in the
-dev package to deal with that (which a number of things do, and which
is good).


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