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Re: lib- prefix for non-library (was: Bug#693998: ITP: linux-minidisc -- Free software for accessing NetMD and HiMD MiniDisc devices)

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 05:41:35PM -0400, David Prévot wrote:
> Seems weird to see another non-library ending up in the pool/main/libr/
> directory of our archive (and yet another special case to handle for
> tools like deborphan). It would be nice to avoid the lib- prefix for
> non-library.

Nice, yes, but not nice is contorting package names away from upstream's
given name to work around a technical limitation in our pool structure/
package programs. Rightly or wrongly package names are still a key piece
of information used in user package discovery.

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