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Bug 447043 - gedit 2.18.1: Include files in wrong directory
gedit 2.18.1: Include files in wrong directory
Product: gedit
Classification: Applications
Component: general
Other All
: Normal minor
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Assigned To: Gedit maintainers
Gedit maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-06-13 08:32 UTC by Alexander Skwar
Modified: 2007-06-13 10:42 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.17/2.18

Description Alexander Skwar 2007-06-13 08:32:34 UTC
I just installed gedit 2.18.1 on a Gentoo Linux ~x86 system. I found, that files are installed in /usr/include/gedit-2.16. 

Shouldn't files be installed in /usr/include/gedit-2.18 instead, to mimic the version number of the application?

Other information:
I reported this to Gentoo as well. Please see bug report at They also have a patch for, available at
Comment 1 Alexander Skwar 2007-06-13 08:34:59 UTC
Whoops. The patch is against, not against

Sorry for the mistake.
Comment 2 Steve Frécinaux 2007-06-13 10:42:36 UTC
2.16 is the API version, not the application version.

Updating it every time causes some issues, related to pkg-config: during the build you are looking for a "$package-$version" file, and every time you bump that version number you have to bump all the projects that depend on it. Additionnaly, this file has a version number in it.

So in short it should only be updated when there are incompatible changes in the API. It doesn't make sense to bump it the way you propose.