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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Library naming
  • From: Fridrich Strba <fstrba@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 19:04:20 +0200
  • Message-id: <47051D14.8030701@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> 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.

This is not necessarily true for all libraries. Libwpd 0.7.x and libwpd
0.8.x can be installed both as shared libraries and developer packages
alongside. For libwpd-0.9.x it will be the same. In that case, having
libwpd8 and libwpd8-devel would be completely justified.
http://libwpd.sf.net

Cheers

Fridrich
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