Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: libqt2 libpng2 resolution]
On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 03:21:34AM -0800, Philippe Troin wrote:
> Daniel Stone <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 10:07:13AM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > > Daniel Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org> cum veritate scripsit:
> > >
> > > > > It's only the -dev package, which is only required
> > > > > for the compile time, and I believe it is quite small, only
> > > > > with the symlinks and the static link files...
> > > > >
> > > > > Or better, libqt2-dev depend on libpng2-dev.
> > > >
> > > > They generally Build-Depend on libpng2-dev, I believe.
> > >
> > > If libqt-dev depends on libpng2-dev, and libpng2-dev
> > > conflicts with libpng3-dev, whic is the case,
> > > any package build-depending on libqt-dev AND libpng3-dev
> > > will not build, which is probably the thing
> > > we want. Isn't it?
> > Right.
> No it is not the case. Libpng-dev provides libpng2-dev (both are
> source-compatible). Libqt-dev should depend on libpng2-dev
> (<<1.2.0). That should work.
That would work. But that would require changing all the
existing packages that build-depend on libpng2-dev.
It would be better (easier, less disruptive) if libpng-dev did not
provide libpng2-dev. (c.f. Bug #128384)
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