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Bug#155939: The dependencies of libc6 must handle packages that break without db1

On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 03:14:32PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 09:56:30AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> > > I don't see a way how this could be handled outside the dependencies of
> > > libc6. One possible solution is to create a libdb1g package in oldlibs and
> > > let the libc6 in sarge depend on this package (the dependency can be
> > > dropped after sarge is released).
> > 
> > Sounds like a good idea. Someone has already offered to do exactly this
> > (and please don't use the "g" extension, it dates back to hamm, and
> > serves no good purpose nowadays).
> There is one problem there in that there's already a libdb1 package
> providing libdb.so.1.85.4, and although the differences are small I
> think they're enough for it to be incompatible. The compatibility
> package would have to be called something else.


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