Re: Bug#77324: dpkg wish: conditional dependencies
* Wichert Akkerman [Thu, Jan 02 2003, 02:19:09PM]:
> Previously Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > Great, now we have a TODO site where you could put this problem on, with
> > a few description about what is needed to do. The feature still does
> > make sense in many cases.
> FYI, It's a very involved change which imho has very little benefit, so
> right now it isn't even on my radar of things to look at.
Please reconsider this. In combination with
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=120418 , it would be a
good technique to install optimised CPU code on a particular system
smoothly. For example, on an Athlon (i686) system, you install the
"i686" key package, in addition to the default "i386" package. An example
package, say libvorbisenc, depends on:
i686 -> libvorbisenc-i686 | i386 -> libvorbisenc-i386
So the best version is choosen automaticaly.
NOTE: This is not another flamewar about CPU optimised packages, there
are packages where the optimisation makes sense and Camms method
(#120418) is already used, successfully.
www42:~ # mv /mnt/c/windows/win.com /dev/null
mv: /dev/null: data refused