Re: sometimes-dependency, linux-image-2.6.18-1-486
Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 04:08:17PM -0500, Clarence Risher wrote:
>> of yaird. Should that be filed as a bug against
>> linux-image-2.6.18-1-486 even though its not always a dependency?
>> And that leads me to the general question, on the topic of
>> sometimes-dependencies. Does debian have any facility to handle such?
>> linux-image-2.6.18-1-486 doesnt technically depend on yaird, since it
>> can use any mkinitrd script (of which there are many, provided by other
>> packages), but when it does pick mkinitrd.yaird then it requires an up
>> to date version of yaird.
> Conflicts. The package doesn't depend on yaird, but it does (should)
> conflict with insufficient versions.
You can also use
Depends: yarid (>= 1.2-3) | initramfs-tools | initrd-toos | foo | bar
Any one of them will do but if yarid is used then the version must be