Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] master 97e1491: Sync .deb packaging from
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:23:14 -0400
Historically it's been because "we" want people doing Wireshark development against the SVN trunk^W^Wgit master rather than against a release.
Though I think the argument that the -dev package allows 3rd party 
packages (like netexpect) that use Wireshark's headers/libraries is a 
good one.
On 06/08/14 12:16, Réczey Bálint wrote:
Ok, I'm fine with removing them. In Debian they are needed by netexpect.
BTW may I ask why are they not welcomed?

2014.06.08. 22:43, "Joerg Mayer" <[email protected]
<mailto:[email protected]>> ezt írta:

    On Sun, Jun 08, 2014 at 03:32:12PM +0000, Wireshark code review wrote:
     > URL:
     > Submitter: Balint Reczey ([email protected]
    <mailto:[email protected]>)
     > Changed: branch: master
     > Repository: wireshark
     > Commits:
     > 97e1491 by Balint Reczey ([email protected]
    <mailto:[email protected]>):
     >     Sync .deb packaging from Debian
     >     The sync makes CMake the build system for the .deb package
     >     and starts providing wireshark-qt in the wireshark-qt package.
     >     The package structure, i.e. the libraries are shipped in separate
     >     packages is also sync-ed.
     >     Wireshark-qt uses the Qt 4 libraries, but it is easy to switch
     >     it to Qt 5.

    While most of these changes make sense, Wireshark developers including
    me have been unhappy about the existence of the -dev packages. Adding
    the -dev package to the official Wireshark packaging is a no go IMO.