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Re: Reopening Bug#267042, libptp2 and a lintian warning.



On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 23:15:44 +1000
Paul TBBle Hampson <Paul.Hampson@anu.edu.au> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 12:00:43PM +0200, Antonio Ospite wrote:
> > There is an issue with the package name, lintian says:
> 
> > W: libptp2: package-name-doesnt-match-sonames libptp2-1
> 
> > but libptp2 is not intended to be the second version of libptp, it
> > is a different thing and so I (and the upstream author) think that
> > the package should be named libptp2 and not libptp2-SONAMEVERSION
> > as the library policy would suggest. May I override the lintian
> > warning about this issue?
> 
> sonames go in the library package name so that different versions of
> the library with the same name but different soversions are parallel-
> installable.
> 
> libptp2, which you've suggested, is libptp soversion 2. What you said
> you want is what lintian suggests, libptp2 soversion 1: "libptp2-1"
>

well, actually libptp2 is libptp2 soversion 1, the shared object file
is named libptp2.so.1.
The upstream asked me to call the package libptp2 and not libptp2-1,
should I follow his request?

> This means you'll get libptp2-dev and libptp2-bin (if you need a -bin)
> associated packages.
> 

I don't understand here; if the package is called libptp2-1, hasn't the
dev package to be named libptp2-1-dev ?

Thanks and regards,
   Antonio.

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