Bug#482894: Please, open again the bug

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Tue Jul 15 07:13:27 UTC 2008

Hello Luk et al,

allright, thanks for your comment.

I'll copy this discussion over to Christian Marillat.


Luk Claes schrieb:
> Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> Fabian Greffrath <greffrath at leat.rub.de> writes:
>>> Reinhard Tartler schrieb:
>>>>> should we add Conflicts against libav* (>> 3:20080706) to all our
>>>>> library packages or is this a crazy idea?
>>>> no, this won't work. we cannot conflict against our own packages.
>>> Sure, but how about our libavutil pakage Conflicting against all of
>>> Marillat's packages except libavutil itself? All our packages depend on
>>> libavutil, so this would solve half the problem.
>> then our libavutil would conflict against our other packages. I don't
>> think this will work.
>>> We could do the same for our libavcodec package (conflicting against
>>> all of Marillat's packages except libavcodec itself). This should fix
>>> many of the problems, or do I miss anything?
>> I think this will result in uninstallable packages, unless I didn't
>> misunderstood your proposal.
> Please don't add extra logic in Debian packages to conflict against
> packages outside Debian. This is not scalable for a start, anyone can
> start asking for more conflicts. The other way around is scalable and
> logical: add conflicts in packages outside Debian against packages
> inside Debian if necessary.
> Cheers
> Luk

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