[Debian-med-packaging] Status of libajax-dev

Andreas Tille andreas at an3as.eu
Thu Jan 28 07:55:32 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:48:32AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> in the case of the EMBOSS libraries, I kept the major version number in the
> -dev package because the ???EMBASSY??? packages built against these libraries are
> usually released at the same time as EMBOSS, and I have the impression that
> they are meant to be built against the latest version anyway. So there are
> no libajax-dev and libnucleus-dev packages, real or virtual.

The situation you are describing above is not unique for EMBOSS, but
having virtual packages makes perfectly sense and is suggested by the
Debian Library Packaging guide[1].

Kind regards


[1] http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/column/libpkg-guide/libpkg-guide.html#id291895 


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