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Bug#761003: autopkgtest: @ shouldn't be satisfied by a virtual package

Hello Niko,

Niko Tyni [2014-09-10 17:23 +0300]:
> Thanks for the fix! However, please note that this implementation will
> most probably break again with versioned provides, which we hope to start
> using after jessie as they are a neat solution to certain other long
> standing issues around the perl package.  So perl-modules will Provide:
> libhttp-tiny-perl (= 0.043) which satisfies the (>= 0~) dependency.

Yes, I'm aware it's not ideal, but it's at least better than no
version at all. But I don't have a better idea, I'm afraid: it's not
generally possible to predict the version number of the binary
packages from the source package version. debian/rules might modify
the binary version (add or remove epochs or do other modifications),
there are binNMUs, etc. Perhaps we can figure out a heuristics which
is safe and avoids most of these wrong cases of catching a versioned

(Aside from that I think that versioned Provides: are madness, but I
suppose this was discussed long and thoroughly :) ).


Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)

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