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Bug#867081: autopkgtest: @ no longer pulls in packages with versioned Provides

On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 06:20:33PM +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Jan 2018 05:01:55 +0100 gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org> wrote:
> > AFAIK, this bug is the last blocker for using versioned provides in
> > the perl world, which would be a big help for us.
> > 
> > Did you have a chance to take a look? Is there anything we could do
> > to help?
> Coming up with a (even untested) patch (or better merge request on
> https://salsa.debian.org/ci-team/autopkgtest) would be a great way of
> moving this forward. Even a merge request that says, "# autopkgtest
> should now do something like 'apt blalbla' here" is already easier to
> discuss than by words in this thread.

Just submitted https://salsa.debian.org/ci-team/autopkgtest/merge_requests/14
for this. Hope that clears things up.
> By the way, do we have any feeling is the aspcud solver for APT does
> better (or worse) in this case? I am still wondering if we want that
> solver as a fall-back or if we could even use that by default (that
> would be more tempting if this bug would be solved by it as well).

No hunch here, sorry.

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