Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On Fr, Jan 08, 2010 at 03:39:31 (CET), James Vega wrote:
> 
>> On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 10:51:13AM +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
>>> Source: vlc
>>> Source-Version: 1.0.4-2
>>> [snip]
>>>    * Move back hotkeys to vlc-nox (Closes: #563477)
>>>    * Fix Replaces/Conflicts version so that upgrade work (Closes:
>>>      #563476, #563483)
>> See #560896 for why
>>
>>   Package: vlc
>>   Version: 1.0.4-2
>>   Depends: vlc-nox (= 1.0.4-2)
>>   Conflicts: vlc-nox (<< 1.0.4-2)
>>
>>   Package: vlc-nox
>>   Version: 1.0.4-2
>>   Conflicts: vlc (<< 1.0.4-2)
>>
>> is broken.
> 
> That bugreport has very long discussion threads, and after skimming
> them, I didn't understand how that bug relates to this situation.
> 
> Here in vlc, both conflicts are versioned. Both apt and aptitude should
> be able to find the obvious solution: pick the latest version of both
> packages. How can this cause problems?

New vlc needs vlc-nox to be installed first, but the new vlc-nox
conflicts with the installed version of vlc...

Cheers

Luk





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