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Re: depending on itself -- bug?

On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 10:22:30AM +0000, Joerg Sommer wrote:
> Hi,
> I found three packages in my system they name itself in the Depends
> field: libbonoboui2-0, libgail-common and libtextwrap1
> What's the reason for a package to depend on itself? This makes it hard
> for deborphan to detect them as orphaned. Should check lintian on this?

It should and it does...

djpig@djpigpb:/tmp$ lintian libgail-common_1.8.4-1_powerpc.deb
W: libgail-common: package-relation-with-self depends: libgail-common (>= 1.6.6)

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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