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Re: KDE & apt

On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 12:26:58PM -0700, Michael Meskes wrote:
> I cannot upgrade KDE with apt anymore since the dependencies are incorrect.
> Many packages depend on kdelibs3-nossl (>= 4:2.0-20000927-0). However, I
> want to install kdelibs3 not kdelibs3-nossl. Now kdelibs3g does provide
> kdelibs3-nossl, but AFAIK versioned dependencies don't work with Provides.
> Others like kcron list both:
> kdelibs3 (>= 4:2.0-20000927-0) | kdelibs3-nossl (>= 4:2.0-20000927-0)
> but also in the very same Depends line: kdelibs3-nossl (>= 4:2.0-20001002-0)
> Obviously that won't do either. I wonder what's the correct solution for
> this? Remove the version so the provides works? I'm not sure that would work
> since the version number may be important on a beta version package. If
> however the packages need to list both, I think dpkg-shlibdeps needs to be
> adjusted, i.e. we need an entry in /etc/dpkg/shlibs.default?

how are the dependencies incorrect?  They depended on kdelibs3-nossl.  I
meant them to depend on kdelibs3-nossl and NOT kdelibs3.  This was
by design.  I did not want people installing the non-US version with these

The correct solution is to follow the dependencies and install kdelibs3-nossl
and remove kdelibs3 or wait till later.

dpkg-shlibdeps does not need to be adjusted.


Ivan E. Moore II
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