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Re: proposal for virtual package scummvm-nonfree-game


I looked again at this, and now I found that a proper fix would be to
add "Enhances:" support
to deborphan to let it known why these game packages were installed;
but I see that deborphan has been left untouched for years. :-(

aptitude works correclty though.


2015-03-02 13:33 GMT+01:00 Tobias Hansen <thansen@debian.org>:
> Hi,
> I don't see why this should be needed. If you install a package it is
> marked as manually installed so deborphan and/or aptitude won't remove
> it. Virtual packages are for declaring a dependency that can be
> satisfied by multiple packages.
> Best,
> Tobias
> Am 02.03.2015 um 13:25 schrieb Alexandre Detiste:
>> Hi,
>> Game-Data-Packager can now build .deb files for Maniac Mansion,
>> Day Of The Tentacle & Curse Of Monkey Island and should be at one
>> point able to package all the non-free scummvm games.
>> I first tought of adding each indivual game as a Suggests: to scummvm package,
>> but there are so many.
>> I propose instead to add a virtual package scummvm-nonfree-game that
>> would be Suggested by scummvm and provided by all the packages made by
>> GDP; this way they are not marked as useless & removed by deborphan
>> and/or aptitude.
>> Then, it woumd needs to go there (?)
>> https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/virtual-package-names-list.txt
>> Alexandre Detiste

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