package missing term "openssl" in initial description

Bug #1446921 reported by Danny Sauer
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openssl (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When attempting to compile a product, the "./configure" stage indicates that openssl-dev is missing. I have openssl installed, but there is no package named anything like openssl-dev or openssl-devel. Also, running "aptitude search openssl" does not show "libssl-dev". It seems reasonable to expect that the development package would show up in a general search for the name of the package. It's not hard to do a good search for "ubuntu openssl dev" and come up with several people asking the question (and getting an answer), but it seems likely that I'll probably forget this again next time I need to do it.

It would be nice to either add an "openssl-dev" virtual package which points at "libssl-dev," or to work the term "openssl" into the first part of the description that something like "aptitude search" would find. Yes, "apt-cache search openssl | grep dev" does find it, so maybe the real bug is that I seem to remember "aptitude search" instead of "apt-cache search." :)

I'd prioritize this pretty low.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: libssl-dev 1.0.1f-1ubuntu9.4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-43.72-generic
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-43-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8.4
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Apr 21 20:05:04 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-01 (295 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release i386 (20140416.2)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: openssl
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to utopic on 2015-01-10 (102 days ago)

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