Hi, > Note that the problem still occurs on an available set of packages: > just start with a Debian/stable system (jessie) and upgrade > libgnutls-deb0-28 to unstable (no dependencies/conflicts will > yield an upgrade of wget, which will occasionally segfault).
well, then, obviously, the dependency on libgnutls-deb0-28 (>= 3.3.0) in wget is a bit too optimistic. This could have been prevented by the wget maintainer selecting a more restrictive set ot libgnutls versions, probably just 3.3.0. Then again, you wouldn't expect a library to break ABI between revisions. So this might also be considered a bug in libgnutls or even in its developers. In any case, this is nothing any package dependency system could fix unless told about the situation, because, as noted above, there even is an expressly written rule stating that 3.3.15, being >= 3.3.0, is perfectly ok, and that's what apt takes into account, and that's the best it can do. -nik
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