Re: Package priorities: optional vs extra
On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 14:49:38 +0300, Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> su, 2005-07-10 kello 01:44 -0400, Nathanael Nerode kirjoitti:
>> Peter Samuelson wrote: Unless someone is willing to actually
>> enforce the requirement that all optional packages can coexist,
>> this will be necessary to make Policy conform with reality.
> Is there a tool to check for disallowed conflicts, or a check in
> lintian or linda?
I think there is a Contents file on most mirrors
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/, for example. Now, one just
has to look for commas in the second column; for example, the first
few instances of this in Sid's Contents-i386 are:
Now, one could parse this, and use grep-available in clever
ways to see if the packages conflict, and their priorities.
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