[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#618139: marked as done (octave3.2: FTBFS: Nonexistent build-dependency: 'libcurl4-dev')

Adam D. Barratt adam at adam-barratt.org.uk
Sat Mar 19 21:54:13 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-03-19 at 22:45 +0100, Thomas Weber wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 08:45:07PM +0000, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> > It won't work on the buildds, however, whether pbuilder handles it or
> > not.
> 1) If I build the package in a clean chroot, it will work because apt
> will install one of the providers. 
> > libcurl4-dev is a virtual package with multiple providers, and the
> > buildd software won't automatically pick between them, so the same
> > situation will recur.  
> Given that both apt and pbuilder easily cope with the situation, this
> sounds like a missing feature in the buildd software.

Which version of apt?  0.8.13 certainly doesn't appear to "easily cope"
- on a system with none of the providers installed:

$ sudo apt-get install libcurl4-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package libcurl4-dev is a virtual package provided by:
  libcurl4-nss-dev 7.21.4-1
  libcurl4-gnutls-dev 7.21.4-1
You should explicitly select one to install.

E: Package 'libcurl4-dev' has no installation candidate



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