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

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Thu Dec 7 12:24:16 EET 2006
"ext Santtu Lakkala" <inz at inz.fi> writes:

> Marius Vollmer wrote:
>> That way lays madness. :) You shouldn't turn a real package into a
>> virtual package willy-nilly.  For example, Provides can't talk about
>> versions.  I think it is not really possible to have one package
>> masquerade as another package cleanly.
> Well yes, that way does lay madness or "that way there be monsters", and
> yes it will probably break. But so will having only Conflicts too.
> Should've started with "*** DON'T DO THIS *** If you choose to ignore
> the warning...". =)

Yeah.  I made this mistake with osso-gnupg, that's how I learned the

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