Bug#544990: mplayer: Mplayer depends on dummy package libsdl1.2debian

Felipe Sateler fsateler at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 21:01:26 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-09-13 at 11:13 +0200, A Mennucc wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 05, 2009 at 12:22:39PM +0200, Hilmar Preusse wrote:
> > As said: I'me not sure if libsdl1.2-dev creates the wrong dep line
> > for mplayer or if this is a bug in mplayer. I suggest to clarify this
> > with the SDL maintainers.
> the only sensible thing I can think of is that you may post a wishlist
> bug and ask that libsdl1.2debian be converted into a virtual package

This is not a bug anywhere. The dummy package exists (instead of a
virtual package) so that there is a version people can depend on.
Versioned provides are not supported by dpkg.

Felipe Sateler
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