[pkg-wine-party] Bug#825395: winetricks: Remove wine versioned dependence to prevent conflicts with alternative wine

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Fri May 27 14:32:20 UTC 2016


I had suggested that change to make sure that the installed wine package
works flawlessly in any respect with winetricks. First off, this isn't
fail-proof either, because this is a "or" dpendency (e.g. you might
install a recent wine-development next to an ancient and problematic
wine package).

However imo none of the issues in older Debian wine(-development)
packages were critical, and there are known workarounds for them.
Basically we would need an unversioned "Depends" on wine(-development),
and a versioned "Recommends".

Given this, and  that the version constraints are met anyway in Debian
stretch/sid, it wouldn't do us harm to remove them again. Sorry for the
short-sighted advice, Joseph.

As benefit of removing the constraints again, users might e.g. install
winetricks on jessie (if we'd go for offical jessie-backports we might
restore some of the just dropped documentation in there).


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