[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] upgrading base packages from third party repositories

From: Santtu Lakkala inz at inz.fi
Date: Tue Dec 5 13:53:12 EET 2006
Jussi Kukkonen wrote:
> If I upload a gstreamer package with version number larger than the
> Nokia-provided-gstreamer has into the extras repository, the users of
> that repo would then install it on the next upgrade even if they hadn't
> installed a package that requires the new version of gstreamer, right?
> That does not sound like something I'd like -- Should I use another
> package name and a Conflicts-field?

Normal users quite rarely do an upgrade. I.e. the package won't be
installed unless one does apt-get upgrade or installs a package via
application manager that needs it.

Having a newer version of a package in extras sounds a bit weird.
Whatever you do, you shouldn't use only the Conflicts field, but instead
some kind of combination of Conflicts, Replaces and Provides. Otherwise
the new package would most likely be uninstallable (or would uninstall
many other packages).

Santtu Lakkala

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