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Re: one binary package created by different source packages, will the old source package disappear?

Scripsit Frank Küster <frank@debian.org>

> - Source package foo creates binary packages libfoo1 and libfoo-dev
> - source package foo2 creates binary packages libfoo2 and libfoo2-dev

> Since both versions are API-compatible, libfoo2-dev is renamed to
> foo-dev, replacing the old binary package from source package foo.  Will
> the complete source package foo have to disappear,

It absolutely _should_, or be reuploaded with new control and rules
files to create only libfoo1.  Otherwise an attempt to recompile
source package foo (say, for a security fix) risks replacing the new
libfoo-dev with an older one.

Probably a better solution would be to rename libfoo-dev to
libfoo1-dev such that if packages that link to libfoo1 reach stable
there will still be a way to rebuild them for security updates without
adding the new-bug risks of switching to a new implementation of the

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