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Re: How to deal with dependencies/conflics on third party packages

On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 10:23:58AM +0000, Joerg Sommer wrote:

> I've got a bug report (#336527) my package bootchart-view do not work
> with j2re1.3. But j2re1.3 is not in Debian. Can I set a conflict upon a
> packages that is not in Debian? But if it do not work with j2re1.3 it
> should more than ever not work with older version. But I would assume
> older version have different packages names. So I must add a list of
> packages names (j2re1.3 j2re1.2 j2re1.1), because I can not use the
> version clause (j2re1.3 (<< 1.3)). So what should I do?

"Does not work with j2re1.3" means you should be depending on what it *does*
work with, not trying to conflict with (unrelated) packages that don't
satisfy the dependency.

The problem here is that bootchart-view depends on '| java-virtual-machine',
which does not satisfy its runtime needs.  Depend on something more
appropriate; possibly even j2re1.4.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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