Re: ~133 upcoming RC bugs?
On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Ben Collins wrote:
> > However, earlier versions, such as the one in slink, will still fail! That's
> > the reason why any packages using two or more packages in C:+R: fields must
> > declare either a Pre-Depends: dpkg (>= 1.6.8) or Conflicts: dpkg (<< 1.6.8).
> No, they should have this in preinst:
> dpkg --assert-multi-conrep
> This will make sure that they have a dpkg capable of handling this. We
> have always used this convention since declaring a dep on an essential
> package isn't desirable.
For the record: libc6 is affected by this, and it may not be fixed,
because it would create a pre-dependency loop between dpkg and libc6
(unless we deliberately compile potato's dpkg using slink libraries).