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Re: versioned Provides status

On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 09:34:21PM +0100, James Cowgill wrote:
> On 18/06/17 19:26, Niko Tyni wrote:
> > [bcc'd -release as a heads-up, but I guess this should stay on -devel]
> > 
> > Hi, and thanks to everybody who contributed to the stretch release!
> > 
> > As discussed in #758100, I'd like to switch to using versioned Provides
> > in perl/perl-base/perl-modules-5.xx for buster. I'd be interested to
> > hear if anybody knows of any remaining blockers for that.

> One thing I did notice recently was #864906 in apt-cudf where versioned
> provides broke the acuspd resolver slightly. I guess this will only
> affect experimental builds though (where that resolver is used).

Interesting. Thanks for the note, and sorry about the breakage :)

I agree it looks specific to experimental, and I'd expect it to go
away if/when the perl packages switch to versioned Provides in unstable
as well. Could be wrong though...
Niko Tyni   ntyni@debian.org

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