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

Ondrej Certik ondrej at certik.cz
Wed Aug 13 19:22:13 UTC 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Adam C Powell IV <hazelsct at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

No I don't mind. Please go ahead. BTW as to me, you can even remove
the libmesh-pure packages, I think they are causing more harm than


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