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[iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk: Bug#1402: `Packages' file doesn't contain `Provides' fields !!!!]

Could someone volunteer to fix pdpkg?  I don't have any spare time to
do it.

As Ian J. says, however, this is *very* important, and it needs to be
done ASAP.  I'd like to make another pre-release in a day or two with
everything as it will be in the final release, and having the Packages
file fixed in this pre-release is extremely important.


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Subject: Bug#1402: `Packages' file doesn't contain `Provides' fields !!!!
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 95 23:10 BST
From: Ian Jackson <iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk>
To: Debian bugs submission address <debian-bugs@pixar.com>

Package: ftp site
Version: Packages file dated 07:59 GMT, 19th September

The Packages file on the FTP site does not contain any of the Provides
fields from the packages.

This completely breaks dselect's conflict/dependency system - many
dependencies are left unsatisfied or are satisfied by only a few
packages, because dselect doesn't see the Provides fields.

This absolutely MUST be fixed WELL before the release, so that we can
test dselect properly.

In general it would appear that pdpkg, the program used to generate
the file, discards data it does not understand, rather than preserving
it.  GRRRRR!!!!  This will also break when packages start to use the
new names for the related-package fields, namely Suggests (was
Optional) and Recommends (was Recommended).


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