Re: New ispell packages - proposals
> Each dictionary package provides an Ispell_Dictionary virtual package.
> Now then, the problem is that of circular dependencies again. Ideally,
> ispell should depend on an Ispell_Dictionary, but then the dictionaries
> should depend on ispell. Chicken or egg situation... It is my
> understanding that we don't have a mechanism for handling these mutually
> dependent packages, or do we?
I thought Virtual Packages were designed to handle cases like this. I
had assumed it would go something like:
I don't know what the actual syntax/keywork is. But wouldn't the idea
be that anybody installing ispell would be told that installing a
dictionary is highly recommended, and anybody installing ibritish
would be required to install ispell?