SUMMARY: Re: shared library -dev package naming proposal
Since I've started up this thread, I'd like to summarize what was
discussed in this thread.
For the initial question of
'How does one decide which -dev package accompanies
runtime library package'
There is no answer, and we have not reached the consensus.
2. Methods to decide which -dev package matches runtime library package
Currently: heuristically look at Packages file to see what packages are
generated from same source.
3. -dev package names reflect API and runtime library packages reflect ABI?
Apparently so, and sounds like a good idea that most people
agree on, there wasn't a real objection to this idea
modulo bugs on packages.
4. -dev packages should depend on other -dev packages?
Stephen Frost argued in this thread that -dev packages do not need to
depend on other -dev packages, but due to
things such as header files and libtool,
there are cases which -dev packages depending on
other -dev packages are rquired.