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Re: [Ross Boylan] Re: Bug#387561: gnucash/libffi: upgrade renders system non-functional

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, Sep 15, 2006 at 10:50:09AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> As you can see, there certainly *was* a libffi in Debian, and the
>> current libffi packages should declare appropriate
>> conflicts/replaces/whatevers with it.  But I'm not sure the exact
>> right bug to file or which packages.
> Well, fair enough.  In that case, since this conflict appears to be with a
> file from libffi-dev, the bug should be assigned to libffi-dev requesting
> that it conflict/replace libffi.  It's definitely not RC though, since
> libffi was removed from the archive in April 2001 and was never in a stable
> release.

I'm not sure I understand; packages hang around forever in Debian.
Users who are following the instructions never get old packages
deleted unless there is a conflict requiring it, and that was
apparently the case on the OP's system.  Ah well, there is much I
don't understand about RM... ;)


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