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Re: Depending on non-buggy versions?

On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 05:35:41PM -0500, Benjamin Mesing wrote:
> Hello,
> I am wondering if my package should depend/build-depend on a special
> minimum version of another package, if my package fails to work with
> earlier buggy versions of the packages I depend on.
> For example the libqt4 is buggy in version 4.1 which causes my package
> (packagesearch) to crash. I've worked around the QT bug for now, but
> would like to drop this workaround at one point. The bug will be fixed
> in the next upstream release of QT which is 4.1.1. So basically my
> package depends on: libqt4(<<4.1) || libqt4(>=4.1.1). However because
> the reason for the crash is a bug in QT and not an incompatability by
> design, I am not sure if I should state dependencies at all.
> There are other scenarios which are similar where I have to make this
> decision.

What we need is a Breaks field:


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