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On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Enrico Tassi <> wrote:
> Short answer: I provide "transitional" packages, no breakage should happen.

That's reassuring, and the mechanism is ingenious.

> This is a pretty standard technique in Debian to obtain smooth renames.
> After weezy is released I can remove the dummy packages.

Then Squeeze becomes 'old stable'.  It would still be useful to keep
the old names around longer, so weezies can still speak to squeezies,
and Ubuntu-ites (at least until they sync with Debian)

>  `pkg-config --libs lua5.1-lpeg`

Ah, now I finally understand what the -dev packages are for....

Thanks, that was illuminating!

steve d.