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Why is the library's linker name only in the -dev package?

Take a package like sqlite3: http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/i386/libsqlite3-0/filelist http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/i386/libsqlite3-dev/filelist Note that the linker name ...
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How can I correctly install multiple non-package Distribute/virtualenv/pip ecosystems on Ubuntu?

I am developing Python applications in Ubuntu. I want to setup a Distribute/virtualenv/pip ecosystem to manage my Python packages independently of any system Python packages (which I manage in ...
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2answers
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How can I install gcc 4.6 side-by-side with the current version from the repositories?

I have 4.5.2 installed from the Ubuntu official repositories. I would like to install 4.6 as well to try out the C++0x features it brings. How can I do this without breaking my system? I'm fine with ...
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5answers
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Diff'ing different versions of the same debian package

Is there any way to get source diffs between a locally-installed package and its updated one? This will be useful to check exactly which parts have been fixed, changed or added. For example, say you ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between upstream and downstream when referring to who to go to as a developer?

What is the difference between upstream and downstream when referring to who (or where) to go to as a developer or packager?
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How can I start my own Repository

I'm an avid developer but I never actually gotten around to setting up my own PPA - how would someone go about this? Common issues encountered? How do I get my source code to be compiled into packages ...