compat packages

Michael A. Peters mpeters at
Sat Apr 29 10:38:34 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 11:40 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> Is this true? pkg-config uses an own package namespace for all its
> template files. An application looking for gtkhtml-2{.pc} would not find
> gtkhtml-3{.pc} and vice versa. And two different -devel packages using the
> same file name for a pkgconfig file would conflict.

In theory - they are suppose to change the name of the pkgconfig file if
the shared library has versioned.


is for gtkhtml-3.8.x and used to build packages that link against


is for gtkhtml-3.6.x - and for packages that link against

So the two devel packages live happily together side by side, with no
file conflicts.

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