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Re: multlib and splitting packages



On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 20:38 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Bill Nottingham <notting <at> redhat.com> writes:
> > Just to note, if you fix multiarch conflicts by moving libraries to
> > a -libs package, your new -libs package should obsolete the older
> > versions of the package where the libraries came from. This is so
> > that yum upgrades work properly.
> 
> This hack is a bad idea, it breaks APT-RPM! (Even for non-multilib systems!)
> 
> I just tested this hack with a dummy package: I have installed a package called 
> multilib-obsoletes-test Version: 1, Release: 1, then put 1-2 into a test repo 
> (created just for this purpose), with a -libs subpackage which obsoletes 
> multilib-obsoletes-test < 1-2. This confuses apt-get dist-upgrade, which reacts 
> the following way:
> The following packages have been kept back
>    multilib-obsoletes-test (1-1 => 1-2)
> In other words, it gets confused by the hack, and it won't update the package 
> at all!
> 

it sounds like apt is doing updates then obsoletes in its processing?
Have you reported this as a bug, yet?


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