Re: Versioned provides (was Re: Namespace pollution wrt gmp
On 2 Dec 1998, Jim Pick wrote:
> Joel Klecker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I'd like to rename zlib's binary packages, but until we get versioned
> > provides, I can't, due to the >= 1.1.3 in the shlibs file.
> This is my #1 wish for dpkg.
APT already completely supports it but there is no parser to generate the
data so the functionality is disabled. When dpkg is patched APT can do it
I suggest the syntax
Provides: foo (= 1.1)
Which parallels the depends syntax. I think I even have a generic parser
for that someplace.