Re: Duplicate package removal (was Re: sylpheed-gtk2 packaging problems (was Re: Bug#222728: sylpheed adoption))
On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 10:57:08PM +0200, Ricardo Mones Lastra wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:47:56 +0200
> giskard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > I have a problem, the sylpheed-gtk2 FAQ and po
> > > > are the same of sylpheed, I can do 3 thing:
> > > >
> > > > 1) I can not include FAQ and po
> > > > 2) Sylpheed-gtk2 can have a conflicts whit sylpheed
> > > > 3) Make a sylpheed-doc.deb and give a "depends" for all sylpheed
> > > > packages.
> > > >
> > > > sylpheed-doc are +/- 1mb :) so we can do a packages I think :)
> > >
> > > You don't need to package sylpheed-doc, Gustavo has packaged it
> > > time ago (try "apt-cache show sylpheed-doc").
> > sorry, I want say a -common
> Despite of this conversation, I've found you have packaged a new
> sylpheed-gtk2-doc from your sylpheed-gtk2 sources instead of depending
> on the existing sylpheed-doc.
> As the contents of both packages are the same, there is no point
> on having both in Debian, so I'd suggest you to file a removal bug
> against your package, see Developers Reference  for how to do it.
If the two packages have the same contents a dummy package is probably
the better thing now. That program is clearly a fork of sylpheed, doc
could change in a possibly near future. A symlink to
/usr/share/doc/sylpheed-doc could probably also be appropriate.
Francesco P. Lovergine