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Re: binary NMUs and version numbers

On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 10:28 +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:

> Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> writes:
> > * Scott James Remnant (scott@netsplit.com) [041126 07:10]:
> >> Maybe we should look at why this is needed?  binary-all packages
> >> depending on a binary-any package from the same source with
> >> Depends: (= ${Source-Version})
> >> 
> >> Is there any way we can eliminate the need to do *that*?
> We can't eliminate the need for this. -dev packages have to depend on
> the exact version of their lib package. With multiarch coming up this
> will be far more commonly needed than now.
Surely binary-all -dev packages are pretty rare, I would have thought
most would be binary-any due to that little ".a" file in them.

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