Bug#2486: Ghost packages
Rob Leslie writes ("Bug#2486: Ghost packages"):
> deimos:debian/unstable/binary:# dpkg --install devel/xwpe-1.4.1-1.deb
> Selecting previously deselected package xwpe.
> (Reading database ... 19147 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking xwpe (from devel/xwpe-1.4.1-1.deb) ...
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of xwpe:
> xwpe depends on ncurses-runtime (>=1.8.6); however:
> Package ncurses-runtime is not installed.
> dpkg: error processing xwpe (--install):
> dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> zsh: 11506 exit 1 dpkg --install devel/xwpe-1.4.1-1.deb
> However, ncurses-runtime *is* provided:
You can't provide a virtual package with a version number. Why does
xwpe want ncurses-runtime (>=1.8.6) ? It should probably be fixed.
I'm reassiging this bug.