Accepted: libsvg 0.1.4-3ubuntu1 (source)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Wed Nov 21 21:32:15 GMT 2007

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 09:19:45PM +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 01:40:44AM -0000, Sarah Hobbs wrote:
> > Changes: 
> >  libsvg (0.1.4-3ubuntu1) hardy; urgency=low
> >  .
> >    * Merge from debian unstable, remaining changes:
> >      - Add conflicts/replaces for libsvg on libsvg1.  Libsvg is from the
> >        unofficial beryl packages, but it is easier to do this than close all of
> >        the bug reports that will be filed on this issue.
> This seems like something which should be submitted to Debian, in hope of
> avoiding future merges.  It's a trivial patch, and presumably applies
> equally well to Debian (given that it avoids bad interaction with an
> unofficial package).

I see someone has already suggested this to the maintainer without success:

He even acknowledges that Ubuntu has worked around this problem, but doesn't
seem to want to apply the same workaround in Debian.

Rene, can you explain why?  The problem is obviously caused by someone
else's broken package, but it seems harmless to add this workaround for the
benefit of users.

 - mdz

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