Bug#602051: mozilla-devscripts: Please make xpi:Recommends generate versioned target applications

Chris Coulson chris.coulson at canonical.com
Mon Nov 15 14:51:07 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-11-14 at 23:29 +0100, Benjamin Drung wrote:

> We could set min and max version if only one package is listed in
> Recommends. For example
> Recommends: iceweasel (>= 3.6), iceweasel (<= 4.0~b2pre)
> But what should mozilla-devscripts do if alternatives like "iceweasel |
> icedove" are generated?
> > Something like
> > Recommends: iceweasel (>= 3.6)
> Setting the min version is doable, but all mozilla application have to
> follow one conversion rule for converting upstream versions to debian
> versions (e.g. 4.0b2pre -> 4.0~b2pre).

Please don't set the max version. This would make the package manager
block a Firefox update if a user has an incompatible extension on their
system. The upstream updater for Firefox doesn't do this, and we don't
want that behaviour from the package manager either (certainly not in
Ubuntu anyway).


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