Re: Remove control field Conflicts if the package is no longer in the repository
Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
Manoj Srivastava wrote:
On Wed, Aug 12 2009, Timur Birsh wrote:
Hello Debian Developers,
I've recently uploaded (thanks to Bart Martens for sponsoring) my
first package and want to adopt the next one. It's cd-discid . Its
debian/control file contains the Conflicts field. This package
conflicts with cdgrab (<< 0.7), which is no longer exists in the
repository. So, I have a question, may I remove Conflicts field safely?
I think that as long as the package (cdgrab, in this case) is
not longer in stable, the conflicts line may be removed (we support
partial upgrades from stable, as far as is possible). In this case,
apparently cdgrab is not anywhere, so the conflicts line may go.
Really it is still in the archive, but with an other name.
So I see two options:
- replace cdgrab (<< 0.7) with abcde (<< 0.7)
Oops. This is a stupid option because abcde (<< 0.7) never existed.
Sorry for the noise