Re: Conflicts vs Replaces vs Provides
Am 05.12.2010 um 12:05 schrieb Harald Dunkel:
> I found this in debian/control for libgl1-mesa-glx:
> Conflicts: libgl1, libgl1-mesa-dri (<< 6.4.0)
> Replaces: libgl1, libgl1-mesa-dri (<< 6.4.0)
> Provides: libgl1
> This looks weird to me. How can it replace and conflict with
> its own virtual package name?
There is nothing wrong with that, packages providing
mail-transport-agent are in the same situation.
> Doesn't this mean that no other
> packages providing libgl1 can be installed,
Not along libgl1-mesa-glx, yes. It's not like there are many other
> making /etc/alternatives useless?
There are no alternatives in the libgl1-mesa-glx package, could you
> Any helpful comment would be highly appreciated.
Hope this was helpful enough. What do you want to do, anyway?