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 implies that nothing within
optional and higher should conflict with eachother, i.e., all of Debian
except extra should be able to be installed simultanously.
 "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
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