[Bug 662398] [NEW] Version number in package name makes life hard

Tim Nicholas tjn at wetafx.co.nz
Sun Oct 17 22:48:14 BST 2010

Public bug reported:

I'm sure this has been noted before but I can't find an explanation.

Why are non-major version numbers in the package names for the openldap libraries? Package names like 'libldap-2.4-2' seem to make it unnecessarily hard to package third party software with sensible dependencies. 
Is there a good excuse for this?

I don't know a huge amount about debian packaging but is there an
obvious way another package could specify something like "libldap >
2.3"? Would that be possible if the libldap2.4blahblah package had a
'provides' specification?


** Affects: openldap (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Version number in package name makes life hard
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