Re: Should this be filed as grave? Gcc-2.95
On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 01:40:53PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Aug 2003 16:22:51 -0400
> Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > gcc-2.95 (2.95.3.ds3-5) testing unstable; urgency=low
> > * For each binary compiler package xxx-2.95 add a dependency on
> > xxx (>= 1:2.95.3-2). Fixes #85135, #85141, #85154, #85222, #85539,
> > #85570, #85578.
> > * Fix typos. Add note about gcc-2.97 to README (fixes #85180).
> > You may refer to all of those bugs for reasons why this is so.
> Uh, no. I see no reason why gcc-2.95 must depend on a package which does
> nothing more than install a symlink called gcc which, in turn, depends on
> gcc-3.3 forcing 3.3 to be installed. Furthermore it is insane that a person
> could apt-get install gcc-2.95 ; gcc -v and get 3.3!
Actually, that one isn't unique:
$ sudo apt-get install python2.1
$ python -V
$ python2.1 -V
Debian python has a similar arrangement whereby if you want
/usr/bin/python you depend on python, and if you want /usr/bin/python2.1
you depend on python2.1. It doesn't have the python2.1 -> python
dependency, though; that seems to be reserved for the default version.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]