[Pkg-scicomp-devel] libmesh -dev package - why versioned?

Adam C Powell IV hazelsct at debian.org
Wed Aug 13 15:59:53 UTC 2008


The new libmesh is due out in a day or two, and I'd like to package it
pretty quickly.  (It fixes a very significant performance bug.)  I don't
think it will get into Lenny, but I need it.  In fact, I already have
the package ready based on SVN, and am just waiting for the tarball.

I've been wondering, why do the -dev packages have the version number in
them?  One can't really install multiple -dev packages at once.  And if
something else build-deps on it, that package can version its build-dep
to ensure it gets the right API.

Do you mind if I change them to just libmesh-dev and libmesh-pure-dev
instead of libmesh0.6.3(-pure)-dev?

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