On Fri, Jan  8, 2010 at 12:33:32 +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:

> On Fr, Jan 08, 2010 at 07:50:33 (CET), Luk Claes wrote:
> >> 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...
> That doesn't answer my question.
> The (obvious) solution to this dependency situation is to upgrade both
> vlc and vlc-nox at the same time. Both apt and aptitude seem to find
> this solution.
It doesn't make sense to have conflicts on a package you depend on.
What are you trying to achieve with that?


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