strawpoll generic packages

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Jun 4 15:22:52 UTC 2014

On Wednesday, June 04, 2014 12:42:19 Harald Sitter wrote:
> foo-data (sourcename based)
> vs.
> libfoo1-data (library +soversion based)
> vs.
> libfoo-data (library without soversion based)
> on a related note... what about -dev and -dbg packages?
> personally I'd go for libfoo-data by default. if a package has
> multiple libraries it should be foo-data instead though.
> same goes for -dev, although I'll also argue that with multiple libs
> there should either be multiple dev packages or the libs should not be
> split to begin with. personally I don't see the point in splitting kio
> for example.
> HS

Seems fine.  I care more that we agree with Debian on this than any particular 
naming scheme.

Scott K

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