[Pkg-libvirt-maintainers] Bug#537316: Bug#537316: libvirt_0.6.5-2(powerpc/unstable): broken build-deps

Wouter Verhelst w at uter.be
Sun Jul 19 15:18:37 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 05:01:16PM +0200, Guido Günther wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 10:07:29PM +0200, wouter at debian.org wrote:
> > If you want to build-conflict on a specific version of a build-essential
> > package, you should also build-depend on the working version; otherwise
> > sbuild will try to remove the package, rather than upgrade it. Not what
> > we want :-)
> Hmm...isn't that a problem in sbuild then?

No, it's not. Build-Conflict means "I'd rather you remove this package
than allow me to build against it". The version just means "if it's this
version, I'd rather you remove it". If you want it to upgrade to a
specific version, you need to tell it to build-depend on it.

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trying to fool the system.

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