non-epoched versioned dependencies in debian/control

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at
Thu Dec 22 07:48:26 UTC 2005

retitle 344368 non-epoched versioned dependencies in debian/control

On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 08:43:15AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> > dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/vim-runtime_1%3a6.4-004+2_all.deb (--unpack):
> It does:
>   Package: vim-runtime
>   Replaces: vim-common (<< 6.4-004+2), ...

I'm noticing only now a big bug in vim's debian/control. All
Replaces/Recommends/... versioned dependencies are against the
non-epoched versions (i.e. in the example above it should be
"1:6.4-004+2", instead of "6.4-004+2")!!!

This is the cause of the missed Replaces.

We should fix it and upload soon.


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- Computer Science PhD student @ Uny Bologna, Italy
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