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 this.
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