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Re: [SCM] Motif widgetset library branch, master, updated. dbe3bee6ec58bdaa141c94c66e85205408dc7d42

On 17-02-13 20:35, Paul Gevers wrote:
> On 17-02-13 19:16, Graham Inggs wrote:
>> Ah, I didn't notice that the transitional libmotif4 provided libmotif3.
>> I have removed that, because it is a transitional package it can be
>> uninstalled after the transition, but we still need to show that our
>> libxm4 (and libmrm4 and libuil4 and libmotif-common together) still
>> provide libmotif3 because of the lib*.so.3 symlinks.
>> Regarding the moving of the Provides from the Multi-Arch: foreign
>> libmotif-common to the Multi-Arch same libxm4, I thought of a scenario
>> where some could have, for example, only the x86_64 version of libmotif4
>> installed, they then upgrade to our new package which now provides
>> libmotif4 in a Multi-Arch: foreign package.
>> They then install an old package depending on libmotif:i386.  The
>> installation would proceed without pulling in the i386 libxm4. etc.
> My proposal is different:
> libmotif4: provides libmotif3 (I added in the description that it can
> only be removed if no packages depend on libmotif3) and is indeed
> multi-arch same.
> All other packages CAN NEVER provide libmotif3 as for each package it
> will always be incomplete, and thus no other package can provide full
> libmotif3 support on it's own.

To be perfectly clear, I think ONLY libmotif4 could ever provide
libmotif3. The alternative is a libmotif3 package. This is independent
of our final choice of multi-arch for each package.


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