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Bug#1712: Tex has no version number texbin does

Package: tex
Version: unknown

Because of the changes in the TeX directory structure since a few
releases of TeX (related) packages, I thought adding a (general)
depends line in the xypic package would be smart. I thought it would
even be better if I add a version number with it:

Depends: tex (>3.1415-4)

However, during installation an error message comes up indicating that
TeX is not installed. This is probably because of the version number
which is checked and which is not reported by the package tex. The tex
package (without a version number) is a package provided by texbin
(with a version number).

It might be usefull to let the provides packages have the same version
number as the providing package, or if a specific version number is
given in the provides line providing that version number.

# dpkg -s tex
Package: tex
Status: purge ok not-installed
Priority: optional
Section: tex

# dpkg -s tebin
Package: texbin
Status: install ok installed
Priority: standard
Section: tex
Maintainer: Nils Rennebarth <nils@nus.pan-net.de>
Version: 3.1415
Revision: 4
Provides: tex
Depends: texlib (>1.0-3), metafont, kpathsea

Erick Branderhorst@heel.fgg.eur.nl +31-10-4635142
Department of General Surgery (Intensive Care) University Hospital Rotterdam NL

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