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Re: Library package naming

On Mon, 06 May 2002, Roger Leigh wrote:
> Is it common or good practice to keep the build for Debian separate
> for upstream, or should I really get my changes incorporated upstream
> first?  It's just that I don't really see this happening all that soon
> (it at all).

Go ahead and fork it, as long as you are prepared to maintain the fork.

> This will allow versioned Build-Depends.  If there are regular
> releases, then the numbers of conflicts in the -dev package will get
> quite long.  Should I keep them indefinitely?

No, no. Use a Provides: for a non-versioned version of the -dev package,
and conflict against that.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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