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Re: shared library -dev package naming proposal

Junichi Uekawa <dancer@netfort.gr.jp> writes:

> 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.

Yes and no.

The programer can overlook the soname change for the source. The API
hasn't changed and nothing needs to adjust for the new soname.

The packaging system won't let the binary forget the soname change
though as that is part of the package name of the libary. Binaries
will keep using the old lib till they are recompiled.

You see, nothing breaks.


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