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Bug#400112: [PROPOSAL] forbid source/binary package name conflicts

On 18/01/07 at 18:56 +0100, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 18, 2007 at 03:12:12PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > 
> > In the initial report you mentioned that sbuild has a problem with
> > confusing names like this. Afaik sbuild solely works on source package
> > name and version and that is always unique. Where do you get a
> > conflict?
> It uses apt-cache to check for available versions, which as you show
> gives both results. And sbuild's behaviour depends on the order
> apt-cache returns those.

So maybe a solution would be for apt-cache to provide --source-only and
--binary-only options, and for sbuild to use --source-only to get the
source package and not the binary package...
| Lucas Nussbaum
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