[packman] Packman allegro conflicts with openSUSE 11.3 liballeg4_4

todd rme toddrme2178 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 18:55:48 CEST 2010

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.


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