[pkg-GD-devel] Comments regarding libgd2_2.1.0~alpha~1-1_amd64.changes

Ansgar Burchardt ansgar at debian.org
Tue Apr 16 07:41:36 UTC 2013

On 04/15/2013 20:39, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> always thought that Provides: is sufficient, but will do, it's not a big deal.

Provides can only satisfy unversioned dependencies, but not anything
that requests a specific version of a package.

So for example the Build-Depends: libgd2-noxpm-dev (>= 2.0.28) from
libgd-gd2-noxpm-perl could not be satisfied without a transitional
package (or an update to libgd-gd2-noxpm-perl).

Also people who installed libgd2-noxpm-dev should get the upgrade to
libgd2-dev automatically. For that you also need a transitional package.


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