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Re: RFS: mosquitto (updated version)

On 2010-12-20 17:27 +0100, Roger Light wrote:

> Should the library -dev package names have the SO version number in or
> not? In other words, should libmosquitto0-dev actually be
> libmosquitto-dev? I've seen packages both with and without an SO
> version.

Usually it is better to omit the soname from the -dev package name,
because reversed dependencies can then simply be binNMUed when the
soname changes.  If you include it, sourceful uploads would be necessary
for the changed build dependency.

Unfortunately, the libpkg-guide (which is still one of the most useful
documents for maintainers of shared libraries) totally neglects this
consideration: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=493951.


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