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Re: Is the Debian dependency system broken? (wget vs libgnutls-deb0-28)

Vincent Lefevre <vincent@vinc17.net> wrote:
> Is the Debian dependency system broken?

No, but there is no way to *correctly* handle the problem with the
automatic depency mechanism. It is possible to use in some manual
kludge, but not a correct one. libgnutls-deb0-28 3.3.15-5 does not
break or conflict with libnettle4. An application just using
libnettle4 will continue to work no matter whether gnutls is rebuilt
against libnettle6.

It is just that an application may not link at the same time against
libnettle4 and libgnutls-deb0-28 3.3.15-5.  Neither Debian nor afaik
any other major distribution supports this kind of complexity in its
dependency system (conditional dependencies).

cu Andreas
`What a good friend you are to him, Dr. Maturin. His other friends are
so grateful to you.'
`I sew his ears on from time to time, sure'

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