Re: dpkg-scanpackage is ignoring newwe?
Herbert Xu <email@example.com> writes:
> Bernd Eckenfels <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > running dpkg-scanpackage i386 over > Packages
> > i get (over is size 0)
> > ! Package msn-transport (filename i386/msn-transport_1.0-2_i386.deb) is
> > repeat;
> > ignored that one and using data from i386/msn-transport_1.0-1_i386.deb !
> > which means dpkg-scanpackage is ignoring the -2 in favor of the -1.. why is
> > this so and what can i do? :)
> dpkg-scanpackage just chooses the first one it sees. You can manually move
> the old versions out before hand based on the embedded version numbers,
> but that breaks when you've got epochs. Have a look at how apt-move handles
Couldn't it be changed so that the newer one will be taken (by date)
or the versions are compared? Can't be that hard. Putting both in
should also not make a problem, since you have the problem of multiple
versions when using stable and unstable as well, so all relevant
programms should cope with it.
PS: Package pools will have a huge problem with this!