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Re: Uninstallable packages

On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 06:15:41PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 01:34:30PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> >      * hurd-i386  571
> > hurd is significantly different to linux, so some of its dependencies just
> > don't make sense. There are versioned dependencies on netbase, eg, which
> > is a virtual package on hurd.
> There is also a huge amount of binary-all packages which are not installable
> because their binary-any counterparts are missing.
> Versioned dependencies are not a problem as soon as versioned provides are
> there.

No, dpkg ignores the version on virtual packages (Provides). It would a
simple fix to dpkg to "let" it work with versioned virtual packages (it was
forced to ignore them, as opposed to not having the capability at all).
However, Wichert and I have not determined what ill affects would incur by
letting it do that.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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