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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.



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