Bug#116011: apt: silently eats one real when asked to install two pkgs providing the same virtual
apt appears to silenlty eat one real package when asked to install two
packages which provide the same virtual, e.g.
| plato:/# apt-get install xlibmesa-dev mesag-dev
| Reading Package Lists...
| Building Dependency Tree...
| The following extra packages will be installed:
| libfreetype6 mesag3 xfree86-common xlibs xlibs-dev
| The following NEW packages will be installed:
| libfreetype6 mesag-dev mesag3 xfree86-common xlibs xlibs-dev
| 0 packages upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
| Need to get 6103kB of archives. After unpacking 22.1MB will be used.
| Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
I think at the very least it should notify you that it's not actually
going to install xlibmesa-dev, no? Arguably it should go further and
actually refuse to try and do something it can't.