[Debichem-devel] Bug#843141: Bug#843141: src:ga hijacked libga-dev from another package

Adrian Bunk bunk at stusta.de
Fri Nov 4 11:11:16 UTC 2016

On Fri, Nov 04, 2016 at 12:37:30PM +0200, Graham Inggs wrote:
> Hi Adrian

Hi Graham,

> On 4 November 2016 at 11:47, Adrian Bunk <bunk at stusta.de> wrote:
> > libga-dev in Debian is built from  of src:galib since 2008,
> > but due to its higher version number src:ga has hijacked
> > this package (likely not intentionally).
> src:galib seems unmaintained since then, was orphaned in 2012
> (#674871), and removed from testing in July 2016 (due to #812053).
> Would an option here be to just RM src:galib?

this is not an option, since that would upgrade jessie users of 
libga-dev to a completely unrelated package.

> Regards
> Graham



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