Re: JOEL BAKER, STOP TELLING PEOPLE TO DEPEND ON LIBC-DEV *INSTEAD* OF LIBC6-DEV
On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 10:28:30AM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 05:50:26PM -0600, Brother Joel Baker preached da werd, yo:
> > However, as read, this would make little or not sense as to why one cannot
> > (or even should not) use libc-dev instead of libc*-dev unless you need a
> > versioned dependancy - since all libc*-dev should Provide: libc-dev, and
> > there should be exactly one that applies to any given arch, there is no
> > "preference" that would make any sense for all arches.
> Because, when you have multiple packages providing libc-dev, apt stops
> and says "Shit! Which one should I install?". Your build thus fails.
What platform has multiple packages providing libc-dev?
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