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Month: September 2010

Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] Problems installing kdelibs-data kdelibs4c2a

From: Julius Schwartzenberg <julius@...>
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2010 22:55:44 +0200
Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> Why isn't it possible to let the Trinity repository contain updated
>> versions of those offending packages? When the Trinity versions have a
>> higher version number, I would expect they would automatically be used
>> over the standard Ubuntu ones.
> This is due to the fact that they have a different name, e.g. kdelibs-kde3
> instead of kdelibs.  I could make kdelibs-kde3 conflict with kdelibs, but
> I seem to remember that a peculiar side effect crept in when I did that in
> the past.  I can re-enable the conflict statement and see if any problems
> occur...thoughts anyone?

I understand that it's not trivial to have a package without the -kde3 

If you enable the conflict statement, then you should also enable the 
provides statement. I opened a bug that some packages miss it. It will 
allow kdbg from the normal Ubuntu repository to work against the Trinity 
libraries for example.

>> And does anyone know if it would be possible to take over maintenance
>> upstream, either at Debian or with Ubuntu? What is their stance about
>> providing the KDE 3 libs based on Trinity sources?
> I don't know.  Now that there is an upstream again in the form of Trinity
> they may be more receptive to the idea.  The process should start with
> Debian, as Ubuntu mirrors Debian's package offerings for the most part.
> The only issue is that Debian wants an on-call package maintainer, and I
> am too swamped with the Trinity project itself to properly fill that role.
> Any volunteers? ;-)

Does anyone know what the duties and requirements of an on-call package 
manager would be? :)

Best regards,