Re: Bug#10516: gs-aladdin: Depends on svgalib1 (>= 1.210-1) which does not allow svgalib-dummy to fulfill the dependency
> On Jun 12, joost witteveen wrote
> > Well, OK, I can see *somebody* wants this.
> > But still I'm not convinced this warrants inclusion in stable.
> > Are there other people that would like the dependancy change
> > - Depends: svgalib1 (>= 1:1.2.10-2)
> > + Depends: svgalib1 (>= 1:1.2.10-2)|svgadummy
> > to go into stable?
> Looks like a kludge to me. The proper fix is to make dpkg grok versioned
> provides. Then svgadummy could "Provides: svgalib1 (= 1:1.2.10-2)" and
> everyone can be happy.
That's what I've been saying all along.
But Christoph thought the problem of not being able to install
gs on a "Webserver" (that does have X installed, but cannot for some
reason have svgalib installed, whatever that reason may be) was so
serious, that it had to be fixed NOW, in stable.
I just asked this list if there were other people that agree
with Christoph on this, but so far I haven't seen anybody respond.
joost witteveen, firstname.lastname@example.org
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