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[opensuse-packaging] Library naming
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 16:56:29 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0710041653030.7253@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi,


I notice, for example,

-rw-r--r-- 1 455 5200   66727 Sep 22 00:02 libelf0-devel-0.8.9-17.i586.rpm

while I agree with the new naming scheme (libelf0), I do not for -devel 
packages that cannot reasonably be installed alongside each other.
Think of libelf0-devel and libelf1-devel which both provided a file with 
the same path. Without starting religious issues, would not it be better 
to just continue on naming such devel packages libelf-devel, without a 
number, like Debian? That would also reduce newly Obsoletes: tags, 
because now, a libelf1-devel would need an Obsoletes/Conflicts: 
libelf0-devel, and that's not really helping.

In cases where -devel packages can be coinstalled (imagine libxml2 and a 
fictious libxml3 with /usr/include/libxml2 and /usr/include/libxml3, 
respectively), the number should be kept of course.

Just a suggestion, it's too late for 10.3 anyway.
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