[Pkg-db-devel] Bug#500990: Bug#500990: libdb-dev: Dependency issues triggered by (full-)upgrade for libdb*-dev
schizo at debian.org
Fri Oct 3 19:01:29 UTC 2008
On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 10:28:35AM +0200, David Ayers wrote:
> libdb-dev: Depends: libdb4.6 (= 4.6.21-8) but is to be installed.
That is certainly a confusing "sentence".
> It seems that a new libdb-dev package depending on 4.6.21-11 should be made
> available at the same time as libdb4.6-dev is installed... or maybe the
> correct solution would be to have libdb4.6-dev provide libdb-dev?
Not quite; we have moved from the form of libdb4.6-dev providing
libdb-dev to the form of libdb-dev being the real package to a new form where
libdb-dev is just a "dummy" package depending on libdb4.6-dev.
You are experiencing fallout from this last change.
> Yet I'm still confused wrt 220.127.116.11... if that would resolve the issue, why
> doesn't a full-upgrade simply install it (as it seems it shouldn't affect
> other packages)? But I suppose I'm missing something.
The package dependencies could be updated so that the tools upgrade more
smoothly. However, this issue will only affect users of testing, such
as yourself, and thus this is not a critical issue for the release.
> Possibly related reports:
> PS: I wasn't sure whether I should append to one of the reports above, since
> last time I appended to a bug I thought was related, I was told to avoid
> cluttering old reports and leave it up to the maintainers to decide whether
> to merge reports or not. So sorry for any inconvenience caused by opening a
> new report.
Yours is only partly related to the first two, and unrelated to the last
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