Despite the fact that I often need help with packaging as well ...
It's very difficult to install a consistant kde (98MMDD), even if
previous kde versions (BETA2) are not installed:
- there is no set of packages, which are all made from the same
- Many packages have equal dependencies like kdelibs0g (= 980312-3).
Wouldn't it be better to make this look:
kdelibs0g (>= 980312-<build-num-or-0>), kdelibs0g (< 980313)
where the second dependency is the next snapshot (at least next day).
The other problem is, that the BETA2-kde's are in frozen, and the new
ones go to experimental ... BETA2 never get's overwritten. However
despite the inconsistencies the new snapshots are much more stable
(thanks ;-) and I would consider them as bug fixes, which should go to
frozen (or at least to unstable).
I didn't explicitly check, if I violate the policy in some way, but
there should be some mentors on the list as well ;-)
Stephan Kulow writes:
> I'm clueless, what to do with this bug report.
> Shouldn't dpkg handle this and deinstall the Beta2-2 versions?
> Thanks for your advice.
> Greets, Stephan
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> > I'm running Hamm (w/kernel 2.0.33) and dselect gives me the following
> > errors when trying to update KDE.
> > It reports that kdeutils depends on kdelibs0g (= 980312-3) while
> > kdenetwork, kdegames, and kdebase depend on kdelibs0g (= Beta2-2). This
> > conflict makes KDE unusable.
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