Re: Pinning vs. conflicting
Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
>Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
>> You have not yet explained why apt pinning is not enough.
Simply because apt is not the only way to install packages.
> - conflicting packages are honoured by dpkg, unlike pinning;
> - a package can conflict with multiple packages, while you need
> multiple pinning entries;
Right. Furthermore, pinning can be used by the local admin,
without namespacing pin priorities or somesuch, so itâ??s not
something packages should do.
There is another benefit: conflicting packages allow all
package managersâ?? resolvers to find nice dependency chains,
they can be cleanly removed, and they show up in dpkg.log
(and apt/term.log if apt is used to install them).