Found CONFLICTS: ...

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Sun Oct 5 21:24:46 UTC 2008

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Michel Talon <talon at> wrote:
> Jan Henrik Sylvester wrote:
>> Should all CONFLICTS be documented?
> I think CONFLICTS should be treated by ignoring them completely.
> They cause no end of troubles in Debian, for very little if any
> usefulness.
> What is the problem if you install texi2dvi one way or another?

There are several problems:

1. These two texi2dvi programs might have a different set of
arguments, that other programs rely on.

2. When upgrading the ports, which port is the one that installed
texi2dvi, as the last port upgraded has it's texi2dvi installed.

3. When removing either teTeX-base-3.0_14 or texinfo-4.11, it has the
unwanted side effect of also removing /usr/local/bin/texi2dvi from the
system, which may affect the operation of one of the other programs
that relies on texi2dvi.

These same problems also applies to libraries, config files, man
pages, and other documentation.


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