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Re: When does a conflict become outdated?

On Sat, Apr 03, 2004 at 12:18:34PM -0800, Blars Blarson wrote:
> In article <20040331141602.GB25147@kolon.mbp> morten@mbrix.dk writes:
> >Many old packages in Debian, have conflicts for specific version of
> >packages that are pre-potato. Would it then be OK to submit a minor bug
> >and tell the maintainer that the conflict could be removed?
> >
> >For example, the debconf package has Conflicts: menu (<= 2.1.3-1). But
> >even potato has menu 2.1.5-10.1, so the conflict is not of much use
> >anymore.
> Instead of filing bugs (which should at most be wishlist), why don't
> you submit a wishlist request to add a check to lintian and/or linda.
> "Warning" is to strong for these, maybe they need a new level
> "observation".  The check is more likely to be added if you submit
> patches.

Which will be very hard, because it requires a full list of package
versions of at least potato, something the current lintian doesn't cater
for (and I'm not sure this will be accepted).


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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