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Re: Naming convention package <P> and <P>-devel

On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 05:24:07PM +0530, Mayuresh wrote:
> For some packages the pkgsrc tree contains a directory with suffix -devel.
> For example mutt-devel for mutt.
> Wonder what this naming convention is about.

The original authors consider this to be development versions for one
reason or the other. E.g. the package uses snapshots instead of release
branches etc. They may not be as stable as the main version, but someone
might want to have the new features anyway.


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