On Sat, Feb 04, 2012 at 11:25:29AM +0100, Giuseppe Bilotta wrote: > Thanks for the reply. However, I do believe this is still a bug in the > dependency specification, since if the hdf5-tools > package depends on the *latest* version of the libhdf5-1.8 package, > then it should explicitly do so, to prevent installation > when the correct version cannot be installed because e.g. it is being > held back automatically by some other package > (paraview in my case).
This is an issue already raised. My own opinion is that any upgrade should be done in a smooth way, allowing more than a version to cohexist at the same time, until all rdepends are rebuilt. After that the old one could be dropped. Sylvestre managed that differently by requiring explicit rebuilding and conflicts, for a good reason, I think (but I did not have time to understand what that reason is, and now it is anyway done, so it is quite pointless understanding why and if a better approach was available). The result is what you are experiencing: all rdepends need to be rebuilt and in sync, else you need to keep packages on hold until rebuilding completed for all of them. The dependencies specification per se is correct (and note that the packaging changed in 1.8.4 -> 1.8.8) -- Francesco P. Lovergine _______________________________________________ Pkg-grass-devel mailing list Pkgemail@example.com http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-grass-devel