On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 03:10:19 +0200, David Kalnischkies wrote: > Hello hdf5-maintainers! > > > In bug #667599 we have a report from piuparts that APT is unable to > upgrade delfin-dev from squeeze to wheezy. > > The problem is that APT has to decide in this process if it wants to > have libhdf5-1.8 (= libhdf5-openmpi-1.8.4) or libhdf5-openmpi-7 > installed and finally decides against libhdf5-openmpi-7. > > Removing conflict(+provides+replaces) for libhdf5-1.8, libhdf5-1.8.4 > and libhdf5-openmpi-1.8.4 obviously prevents APT from having to > decide between the two, so you might guess what i want to ask: > Could you hint me at why these conflicts are in place? > > A quick check regarding the filelist suggests that the "old"-style 1.8.* > versions provided a libhdf5.so.6 library while the new one provides > libhdf5.so.7 so I wonder if these Provides are correct at all. > At least there seem to be no file conflicts between those packages or > did I miss the obvious? > libhdf5-openmpi-7 doesn't provide the 1.8.4 version right now, I think that got fixed a while back (it has Provides: libhdf5-1.8, which AFAIK is meaningless, but that shouldn't harm). The conflicts/replaces could most likely be removed if there's no contents overlap.
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