On Fr, Jan 08, 2010 at 13:42:34 (CET), Julien Cristau wrote:

> 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?

an extension module moved from vlc to vlc-nox, causing file conflicts on
upgrades. See the first posting in this bug for details.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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