geos (3.3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
GEOS provides a (stable) C API and an unstable C++ one. Most programs use
the stable interface. See http://trac.osgeo.org/geos/wiki/Applications for
details. Starting from this version we are trying to short the list of
reverse build-deps that require erroneously linking both C/C++ and binary
A program which depends on the C++ API has to b-depend on the libgeos++-dev
which in turn depends on the right libgeos-VERSION lib. All
other programs have to b-depend on the C libgeos-dev package, which
depends strictly on the C stable interface (currently libgeos1).
Note that geos-config has some problems on those regards, so current
version also provides the C lib only for --clibs, with the same approach
adopted by upstream. See http://trac.osgeo.org/geos/ticket/497 about that.
-- Francesco Paolo Lovergine <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:27:23 +0100