Regarding library names in Ubuntu

Alexander Sack asac at
Fri Aug 15 10:03:45 BST 2008

On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 09:22:26AM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
> Out of interest, is it explained anywhere my Debian made this decision?
> I tried Google and changelog research, but couldn't find an answer to that.

two reasons come to my mind (not sure, but thats what i think):

 1. to better integrate with debian mechanism for tracking for library
 2. proactive protection against eventual ABI breakage.

 - Alexander

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