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Re: [E-devel] Debian fixes



On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 08:04:26PM +0200, Jens Taprogge wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 07:59:11PM +0200, Falko Schmidt wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 05:00:31PM +0200, Jens Taprogge wrote:
> > > On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 07:25:56AM -0700, Blake B. wrote:
> > > > Thanks, though the library doesn't belong in the -dev package.  I'll  
> > > > add the others if someone doesn't beat me to it.
> > > 
> > > As far as I know the .so file does belong into the -dev package since it
> > > is a symbolic link that is only used at build time to determine which
> > > versioned so.* to link against.  (See
> > > http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-sharedlibs.html#s-sharedlibs-dev).
> > > 
> > Isn't more convenient to have a -dev package depend on the library
> > package to include the .so's?
> > 
> > Falko
> 
> No.  Installing two versions of the same library that both (try to)
> provide the .so would not work.
> 
True, you're right :) Seems I didn't read that you were talking about the
symlinks.

Falko