Bug#791490: Package libgpac3 should be libgpac4

Alessio Treglia alessio at debian.org
Wed Jul 8 11:12:16 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Alessio Treglia <alessio at debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 11:54 AM, Bálint Réczey <balint at balintreczey.hu> wrote:
>> I think it is case 7.6.2 of [2] since the the files are not the same.
>> The library has been moved to the multiarch location.

Mmmno, wait, don't use Conflicts. Instead I suggest to put

Breaks: libgpac3 (= 0.5.2-426-gc5ad4e4~dfsg4-1)
Replaces: libgpac3

into libgpac4's stanza. Why and what would be the consequences?

 1. the Breaks field says that libgpac4 is uninstallable with a
libgpac3's specific version. That allows users to keep old versions of
libgpac3 installed along with libgpac4 and makes the transition
 2. the Replaces field would allow libgpac4 to overwrite files
installed by the libgpac3's sole broken version.

I guess you've already got in touch with the release team. If you
haven't yet, we'll have to inform them about this issue as soon as
possible [1].


[1] that means *now*

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