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Re: libqt3-mt-dev: Depends: libjpeg62-dev but it is not going to be installed

On 2010-02-10 17:03 +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:

> This is the list of packages that Depends on libjpeg62-dev *and* cause
> conflicts when building package that build-depends on libjpeg-dev.
> libcupsimage2-dev
> libdirectfb-dev
> libdjvulibre-dev
> libgd2-noxpm-dev
> libgdal1-dev
> libhdf5-serial-dev
> libqt3-mt-dev
> libsane-dev
> libsdl-image1.2-dev
> libtiff4-dev
> libwmf-dev
> libwraster3-dev

Are these really the only ones?  What about the 300+ packages that
currently build-depend on libjpeg62-dev, could they safely switch to
libjpeg-dev if the above packages were fixed?

> I think they should be fixed to Build-Depends on libjpeg-dev and
> Depends on libjpeg-dev|libjpeg62-dev, the '|libjpeg62-dev' being
> necessary for building packages that Build-Depends on libjpeg62-dev.

That sounds reasonable.

> I do not disagree with the suggestion of libjpeg8-dev providing both
> libjpeg-dev and libjpeg62-dev, thought I would still like to provide
> libjpeg62-dev for people needing to build binary compatible with other linux
> distributions, but the release manager were not in favour of this option.

Actually, libjpeg62-dev is needed to build LSB compliant software that use
libjpeg, so losing that would not be very nice.


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