Re: libhe5-hdfeos0 vs. libhdf5-openmpi-7: fails to provide?
>>>>> Aaron M Ucko <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>>>> Ivan Shmakov <email@example.com> writes:
>> It looks that while libhdf5-openmpi-7 Provides: libhdf5-7, the
>> libhe5-hdfeos0 package somehow insists on installing the “real”
>> libhdf5-7, thereby preventing the cdo package from being installed
>> at the same time.
> This problem arises because dpkg conservatively refuses to let
> provided package names satisfy versioned dependencies. The current
> hdf5 packaging accounts for that by indicating that dependent
> packages should declare unversioned dependencies,
Where is this recommendation recorded? A quick search over
/usr/share/doc/ has revealed nothing on that matter.
> but hdf-eos5 just mixed the fix. The next hdf5-eos upload of any
> sort should pick up a proper unversioned dependency; a binary-only
> rebuild may be in order unless its maintainer plans to issue another
> sourceful upload soon.
I've just filed a bug report against libhe5-hdfeos0. Thanks.
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