[MacPorts] FAQ modified

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Comment: Add question and answer about `-devel` packages
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 There is also a [http://svn.macports.org/repository/macports/contrib/port-depgraph/port-depgraph script] in the contrib section of the repository that will generate a diagram of the dependencies of a port using graphviz.
+=== Why can't I install both the "`-devel`" and non-"`-devel`" versions of a package? === #develpackages
+MacPorts does '''not''' split up its development headers into separate packages like some Linux distributions do. Instead, in MacPorts, "`-devel`" versions tend to be pre-release (i.e. alpha or beta) versions of the main package.
 == Portfile Development and Maintenance Questions ==
 === Is it possible to have a dependency on a specific variant of another port? E.g. "postgresql8 +server"? === #dependonvariant

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