BitTorrent package conflicts
robitaille at gmail.com
Sun Jul 23 03:22:53 BST 2006
On 7/22/06, Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/16/06, Steven Hazel <sah at bittorrent.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm the package maintainer for the BitTorrent .debs available at
> > http://www.bittorrent.com/download.html
> > My package has an unfortunate conflict: ubuntu-desktop depends on
> > gnome-btdownload, which in turn requires the old 3.4.2 version of bittorrent
> > which is currently in Ubuntu apt. gnome-btdownload uses the python
> > site-packages/BitTorrent files installed by the old bittorrent package as a
> > library, and won't work with the substantially changed version in my new
> > package.
> > So there are two issues here:
> > 1) Because of the way these package dependencies are set up, users wishing
> > to install the new version of bittorrent would have to remove ubuntu-desktop
> > (or dpkg --force conflicts, like I did).
> > 2) gnome-btdownload and the new bittorrent package actually do conflict,
> > they can't co-exist on the same system.
> > I'm trying to work out the best way to resolve this situation. What do you
> > folks think?
> > Also, I'd like to make the newer version of BitTorrent available in Ubuntu's
> > apt system somewhere. Where would I start?
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Steven Hazel
> The issue with a newer Bittorent is the new bittorrent license. Please
> see these debian-legal discussions:
I can also see two bugs reports in Launchpad about Bittorrent 4:
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