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Re: Problem with dependency declaration

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 10:26:24AM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> schrieb:
> > On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 08:27:28PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> >> in a package that I maintain (sponsored by a DD), I use a call to
> >> stat. In sarge, /usr/bin/stat is in coreutils - of course I don't need a
> >> dependency on that. However, in woody stat was in a separate
> >> package. Usually packages keep really old versioned dependencies - this
> >> might be important for upgrades, and it's friendly for backporters.
> >> "coreutils | stat" to the dependencies.
> > I don't have a sid system at hand, but doesn't coreutils
> > Provides/Replaces stat?
> It has 
> Replaces: textutils, shellutils, fileutils, stat, debianutils (<= 2.3.1)
> Provides: textutils, shellutils, fileutils
> Conflicts: stat
> So there's no "Provides" for stat. As far as I understood the policy,
> Replaces: stat won't satisfy a dependency on stat, will it?

No it won't.
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