Re: shared library -dev package naming proposal
On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 10:44:04PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Stephen's points are valid and quite useful
> considering an upstream developer's point of view,
> but for random user joe who is trying to find a development
> package, one of the following may help him find the right package
> 1. creating a system-wide list of what -dev package does what.
> -> centrally requires work. Already started in d-shlibs.
> 2. creating a devlibs file which points to what shared library
> is handled by which -dev package.
> -> requires manual intervention by all developers,
> and utilizes an i-node for all shared library installations.
> 3. creating a package policy to Provides: a symbollic name
> that can be traced from the shared library package name or
> the shared library soname.
> -> non-invasive if it's done gradually.
Make shared library packages Suggest: their corresponding -dev packages.