Re: Autotools (library + binary) to debian packages
On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 04:40:12AM -0300, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 14:47 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > Le Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 06:25:12PM -0500, Jonathan Nieder a écrit :
> > > If the libfoo-dev is _very_ small and feels silly as a separate package,
> > > you can include its files in libfoo0 and make that Provides: libfoo-dev,
> > > but what does this win you?
> > Problems with multi-arch ?
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/07/msg00861.html
> And not even with multiarch. It breaks smooth transitions of libraries.
> Since the include files and friends are not ABI-versioned, you will not
> be able to install libfoo0 and libfoo1 at the same time (you need
> appropriate conflicts and replaces), thus defeating the purpose of ABI
> versioning in the package name.
... and doesn't allow for binNMUs either, since the development package