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Re: Self-conflicts and self-depends

* martin f krafft (madduck@debian.org) [060724 23:28]:
> also sprach Fabio Tranchitella <kobold@debian.org> [2006.07.24.2204 +0100]:
> >   I've noticed that some packages conflict or depend on themself. As far
> > as I know, this makes no sense and the dependency (of conflict) should
> > be removed, but I prefer to ask here before filing useless bug reports.
> I agree with you on the depends, but I wonder if the self-conflict
> actually has an effect on the upgrade path.

Well, what is the reason to conflict on itself? It makes sense for
conflict on provides for virtual packages, but on the real package?


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