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Re: -data packages and recommends?


just a small input from a non-DD observer of the group :)

On 2/14/08, Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@deb.at> wrote:
>   Technically the best would be to have an Enhances: set in the -data
>  package, but that's not supported at all in any package tool out there
>  that I'm aware of. And actually installing the -data package without the
>  binary package doesn't make the best sense anyway.

Installing -data package without the binaries actually makes sense,
but only in some cases. There may be other games that also use the
same -data package; even if they are not present in Debian, they may
be independently developed.

A good example are multiple Doom implementations that were present in
Debian. They all used same data files, right? At least they should
have. So, making the -data package for Doom depend on, e.g., prboom,
would actually force users of other implementations to have prboom
installed as well.

Ivan Vučica

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