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Re: Self-conflicts and self-depends

Il giorno gio, 27/07/2006 alle 00.22 +1000, Hamish Moffatt ha scritto:
> Now extend for more than two packages. Should each package list every
> other, require every package to be updated when another is added?
> Instead they can all provide and conflict a common virtual package.

It is ok to conflict on a common virtual package, but I don't see the
point for a package conflicting with itself. If there are other packages
which provide it, then it's up to them to conflict with the real one and
we are not talking about **virtual** packages anymore.

Another example:

 * foo
 * foo-extended: provides foo, conflicts foo;
 * foo-extended-nosql: provides foo, conflicts foo;

Is it really needed for foo to conflict with itself to have foo-extended
or foo-extended-nosql uninstallable in parallel with it? Aren't their
conflicts enough?

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