- In etch, libqt4-ruby1.8 was conflicting with libqt0-ruby1.8, as they were both providing nearly the same files.
- Soon after etch's release, cohabitation of both libraries was made possible, thanks to upstream work. However, libqt4-ruby continued to provide
rbqtapi, that was also in libqt0-ruby1.8. As the one from libqt4-ruby1.8 was actually providing more functionalities than the other one, I decided to use diversions to take over
- Everything was working fine, until a
piupartscheck showed that on installing etch version, upgrading to lenny and purging, there was things left... More specifically
It appeared that the lenny package was diverting its own files from the etch version ! All it took was to remove the
--rename option to
dpkg-divert. As a conclusion: be wary of
--rename ! You most probably don't need it !