Bug#347581: debian-policy: Explicitly permit *-headers binary package created from library source package
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"Kevin B. McCarty" <kmccarty@Princeton.EDU> writes:
> Brian Nelson wrote:
>> It's not clear to me that splitting out the headers is actually a good
>> thing (it's very annoying for autobuilders since the corresponding -dev
>> package won't be installable until the new version has been autobuilt),
>> so I certainly don't think policy should endorse it.
> It wouldn't be an endorsement, just a permission. It seems to me that
> policy currently prohibits -headers packages for shared libraries by
> saying that development files must be in the -dev package. Do you feel
> -headers packages _should_ be explicitly prohibited?
If we do anything, IMO it should be to drop static libraries, in which
case in most cases the -dev package could then become arch-all in any
case (most -dev packages only contain a static lib as the
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