Can't even rebuild ocaml-labgl

Michael Schwendt mschwendt.tmp0701.nospam at
Wed Sep 5 09:21:09 UTC 2007

On Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:48:50 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:

> This is plain weird.  It seems to me that someone could create a package 
> with a bogus "Provides: glibc" which was otherwise uninstallable and 
> bring the whole distribution to a halt.  Is there not a way to say "I do 
> _not_ want this package, whatever that package may claim about its 
> provides"?

rel-eng can block  ocaml-lablgl  from dist-f8 I think.

If not, it can be worked around with a dummy-build (i.e. build an
empty ocaml-lablgl update without any BR ocaml*).

And yes, one can break the buildroot with such Provides as you

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