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Re: Impossible dependency: slang1-dev vs. slang1-utf8-dev

On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 06:07:17PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 06:44:00PM +0200, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> > libopenh323-dev depends on libpt-dev
> > libpt-dev depends on libsdl1.2-dev
> > libsdl1.2-dev depends on aalib1-dev
> > aalib1-dev depends on slang-dev
> > 
> > libnewt-dev depends on slang-utf8-dev
> > 
> > slang-utf8-dev conflicts with slang-dev
> > 
> > As a result, libopenh323-dev and libnewt-dev are not installable
> > simultaneously. This is a RC problem.
> Why is it RC? Does something depend or build-depend on both
> libopenh323-dev and libnewt-dev?

They are both optional, and policy 2.5[1] implies[2] that nothing within
optional and higher should conflict with eachother, i.e., all of Debian
except extra should be able to be installed simultanously.


[1] http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive#s-priorities
[2] "Note that optional packages should not conflict with each other."
	The wording isn't very explicit, also, it is a 'should', and not a

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

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