[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#463039: Bug#463039: why does octave3.0 provide: octave2.9?

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at debian.org
Tue Jan 29 16:16:00 UTC 2008

* Steve Langasek <vorlon at debian.org> [2008-01-29 07:21]:

> Well, note that I don't consider removal of the existing octave2.9 packages
> to clear it up.  The octave3.0 Provides: is still wrong, either because this
> package does not provide identical functionality or because it's proof of a
> gratuitous name change that breaks most of the existing
> reverse-dependencies.

Sure, the "Provides: octave2.9" will be dropped and all the
reverse-dependencies will be updated in order to work with octave3.0 (see
the bugs blocking #457675).  As I wrote before, we are in a transition
phase.  Hopefully the dust will settle down soon.

Anyway, thanks for the heads up.


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