Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436378
apt mishandles ">=" Provides:
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:11:38 EDT
As can be seen on event-compat-sysv's example, apt doesn't handle ">=" in
event-compat-sysv provides SysVinit >= 2.83, while initscripts require SysVinit
>= 2.85. rpm and yum handle the situation logically (SysVinit 2.82 wouldn't be
provided by event-compat-sysv, but 2.85 is).
This bug makes apt unusable in rawhide. I went back to using yum because of
this, see what you've done!
I didn't even knew there was a Provides: foo >= xyz syntax. Are you sure it
isn't just a plain Provides: foo = xyz (I didn't check the specfile)?
Maybe it's a new rpm syntax in which case it would need yet another conditional
in apt. Panu will not be amused (OTOH maybe he introduced it in rpm ;).
I'm at work and I don't have my rawhide machine with me at the moment, but
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/rpminfo?rpmID=456144 clearly shows ">=". I
don't think the spec says something else.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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