[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Correct dependencies on libgnutls-dev? (#370387)


On Mon, Jun 19, 2006, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> >  I received #370387 claiming that I should version my libgnutls-dev dep
> >  because libgnutls11-dev provides libgnutls-dev and this can cause
> >  multiple versions of libgnutls to be linked to a binary (e.g. the
> >  version pulled by libsoup, and the version pulled by -lgnutls when the
> >  binary is built).
> Provided package can never be versioned since dpkg does not support
> that. Also, if 2 or more packages provide a virtual package then you
> may not Build-Depend on that virtual package but must use "real |
> virt". But I don't think this is the case for libgnutls-dev.

 (Please note there is a real libgnutls-dev package, only
 libgnutls11-dev Provides libgnutls-dev, there's no libgnutls12- or
 13-dev packages; that's why I don't need "real | virt", I use "real".)

 Thanks for your comments, I'll close this bug as I think this is
 regular practice.
Loïc Minier <lool@dooz.org>

Reply to: