Bug 436378 - apt mishandles ">=" Provides:
Summary: apt mishandles ">=" Provides:
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: apt
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Panu Matilainen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-06 21:05 UTC by Leszek Matok
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:11:38 UTC
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Description Leszek Matok 2008-03-06 21:05:53 UTC
As can be seen on event-compat-sysv's example, apt doesn't handle ">=" in
"Provides:" well.

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!

Comment 1 Axel Thimm 2008-03-07 05:54:13 UTC
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 ;).

Comment 2 Leszek Matok 2008-03-07 07:46:46 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:50:17 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:11:38 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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