Re: potential mass bug filing: sysvinit dependency
On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 01:30:19PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> This may be a good time to remind maintainers that often a versioned
> conflict may be more appropriate than a versioned dependency.
This seems natural to me, but the policy contains this discouraging
A Conflicts entry should almost never have an "earlier than" version
clause. This would prevent dpkg from upgrading or installing the
package which declared such a conflict until the upgrade or removal
of the conflicted-with package had been completed.
I'm not exactly sure what is being said here. The second sentence
seems to be *exactly* the effect I would seek when doing a versioned
"earlier than" conflict. So I don't understand why the policy says one
should "almost never" have one.