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On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:22:37 +0100
Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...> wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:23:13 +0200
> Michał Górny <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:06:38 +0100
> > Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...> wrote:
> > > On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:09:03 +0200
> > > Michał Górny <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > > > That's just it, though -- this no longer holds. -r300 is now
> > > > > being used for something that is exactly the same version as
> > > > > -r200.
> > > >
> > > > Did you look at SONAME?
> > >
> > > Look at SONAME before deciding what package to install? Kindly
> > > explain how that works.
> > I'm just saying that these are two different versions of the
> > package. If you want GTK+3, you take the newer one. If you want
> > GTK+2 compat, you take the older slot. What's wrong with that?
> The package mangler does not know that 1.1-r300 is not a "better"
> version than 1.1-r200, or that 1.2-r200 is not a "better" version than
> 1.1-r300. Indicating packages where this kind of strangeness happens
> allows manglers to know that things that are usually true about the
> relationship between slots and versions no longer hold, and that in
> these specific cases it should consider slots to be heavily
It *is* a 'better' version, much like gtk+-3.* is 'better' than