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Re: Bug#493951: libpkg-guide: recommendations are contrary to accepted best practices

tags 493951 +help

On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 07:32, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> Package: libpkg-guide
> Version: 0.0.20070413
> Severity: serious
> The libpkg-guide that has been packaged and is now in the archive gives
> recommendations regarding -dev package naming which are not at all
> representative of a consensus in Debian.  We already have problems with
> library maintainers inserting sonames into their -dev package names based on
> the unclear/misguided advice of this document; shipping it in a stable
> release would be seen by many as an endorsement by the Debian project, and
> no such endorsement exists.  There *particularly* isn't such an endorsement
> from the Debian release team, for whom gratuitous -dev package name changes
> make library transitions more difficult by orders of magnitude.
> This package should not be included in a stable release until the
> recommendations have been revised to reflect best practices.

I waited long, then I finally decided to ask for help to fix this bug.

Sadly, I don't have the time to properly read all the documentation
and forge a patch to the current package (and Junichi is in the same

So I'm here to ask for your help in fixing it.

Thanks in advance,
Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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