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Re: devel package for only two symlinks?

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 16:23:46 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Sat, 2006-10-21 at 16:20 +0200, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> > Am Samstag, den 21.10.2006, 16:08 +0200 schrieb Patrice Dumas:
> > > On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 03:42:41PM +0200, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > But I doubt this doesn't make much sense for symlinks, does it?
> > > 
> > > It makes only sense for symlinks... 
> > 
> > Yeah, sorry, I know. What i wanted to ask is: Do we really need a devel
> > package for these two symlinks. I read your answer an a "yes".
> If these libs are libraries: yes, definitely.

Where's the API then?

Unless I misread Christoph's question, there are _only_ two symlinks,
but not headers. In that case, something is broken terribly.

In case this is a library without a public API, it doesn't make sense
to put the .so symlinks into a separate -devel package. It must be examined
whether the .so "names" are needed at run-time, e.g. for dlopen.

So, what package is this about?

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