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Re: Problems with Provides and Conflicts in some packages?

On Tue, Sep 15, 1998 at 03:16:42PM +0100, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> I have noticed that there are some packages in hamm, tcl8.0-dev for
> example, which have a Provides: line providing a virtual package, in
> this case tcl-dev, but then it also has a Conflicts: line saying that
> it conflicts with tcl-dev!
> I wonder whether this is intentional or whether I have just
> misunderstood the packaging system.  If it's a bug, I'll submit it to
> the bug list.

"I provide this virtual package, but if you install me you cannot install me
along side another package that provides the same virtual package."
mail-transport-agent is another clear example of something that has to do

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