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

On 2015-06-15 20:52:25 +0200, Magnus Holmgren wrote:
> But libgnutls-deb0-28 technically doesn't break libnettle4, nor does
> libnettle6. It's only certain combinations of three or more packages
> that are broken, something the dependency system can't handle.

Then either the dependency system should be fixed to handle that,
or there should be a workaround.

> Declaring libnettle6 to break rdeps known to be built against
> libnettle4 might be the best option but then again there could be
> versions in backports with lower version numbers yet built against
> libnettle6. Right?

Or libnettle6 could be declared to break libnettle4 to make sure
that programs don't link to both at the same time.

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