[packman] Packman allegro conflicts with openSUSE 11.3 liballeg4_4

Toni toni at links2linux.de
Fri Dec 17 17:24:52 CET 2010

Am Freitag, 17. Dezember 2010 schrieb todd rme:
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 12:55 PM, todd rme <toddrme2178 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Packman provides allegro ver 4.2, and many packages (particularly many
> > games) depend on this version specifically.  However, the openSUSE
> > 11.3 games repository uses and is built against liballeg4_4 ver 4.4.1,
> > which obsoletes any older allegro.
> >
> > Since the openSUSE version obsoletes the packman version, and openSUSE
> > packages won't install with the packman allegro and packman packages
> > won't install with the openSUSE liballeg4_4, this means that in many
> > cases you have to pick between having openSUSE-provided games and
> > packman-provided games.  Since there are many games that are only
> > present in one of the two repositories and depend on some part of
> > allegro, this means that no matter what you do there are many games
> > you cannot install.
> >
> > I am not sure what the proper solution is, if there even is one, but
> > it is an issue for users.
> >
> > -Todd
> Any progress on this?  Having a hard incompatibility between the
> packman versions of libraries and the official openSUSE versions of
> libraries seems to be a pretty serious issue to me.
it is not a hard incompatibility :)

openSUSE 11.3 games repository is NOT a official repository.

> I am not sure how your buildservice is set up, but at least in the
> normal one it is possible to simply mirror the versions of packages
> from the official repos.  For allegro this would make your games
> automatically compatible with the openSUSE games repo.  But I am not
> sure this is possible with a third-party buildservice.  At the very
> least copying their version seems like a good idea.

Feel free to patch the games against the new allegro libs, any help is 

A lot of those linked projects are not working properly with our buildservice 
(ghc is a good example...)

> -Todd
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