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Re: Can imagemagick really be safely purged or removed?

Jörg-Volker Peetz wrote on 10/30/17 15:54:
> Richard Hector wrote on 10/30/17 11:13:
> <snip>
>> imagemagick-6.q16 Provides: imagemagick, but not a specific version
>> cups-filters Depends: imagemagick (>= 6.4~)
>> The real imagemagick package is at 8: (on my
>> machine anyway), which satisifies the cups-filters dependency.
>> The system doesn't know whether the version of imagemagick Provided by
>> imagemagick-6.q16 is new enough, so you still need the real package.
>> Richard
> So you would suggest a versioned "Provides:" for package imagemagick-6.q16?

No, version 1.17.9-1 of cups-filters recommends imagemagick unversioned.
Therefore, I recommend to update the cups-filters package to get rid of the
dummy imagemagick package.


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