[Debichem-devel] Bug#843141: Bug#843141: Bug#843141: Bug#843141: src:ga hijacked libga-dev from another package
bunk at stusta.de
Sat Nov 19 10:06:12 UTC 2016
On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 10:47:37AM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 10:56:43PM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 04, 2016 at 01:11:16PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > On Fri, Nov 04, 2016 at 12:37:30PM +0200, Graham Inggs wrote:
> > > > 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.
> > As libga-dev ships three different libs anyway, one option would be to
> > rename it to "ga-libs-dev", how does that sound? The other option would
> > be "libglobalarrays-dev".
> I went with libglobalarrays-dev as that seemed easiest.
> Does anybody think Conflicts/Provides/Replaces are needed? AFAIK,
> there's no reverse build-dependencies for "our" libga-dev yet, so it
> shouldn't be a big problem; but any possible current users would be
> confused. Then again, that might hijack the other libga-dev even more.
You need Breaks/Replaces with the version of "your" libga-dev if the
new package installs any file at the same location as "your" libga-dev.
Otherwise someone using piuparts might send you an RC bug regarding
Please do not Provide libga-dev, this is owned by the "other" package.
BTW: You are aware of the build failures?
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