Re: what do the X11R6 virtual package names *really* mean?
On Mon, 1 Jan 1996, Mark W. Eichin wrote:
> standards/virtual-package-names-list.text lists:
> X11R6 XFree86 R6, including base system
> xR6shlib XFree86 R6 shared library only
> I've put together a package of xterm_color (an xterm that supports
> ANSI color) and used a "Depends: xbase"; it appears that it should
> have used "Depends: xR6shlib", or possibly X11R6 -- since it relies on
> the NLS config files (if they exist?) and existing XTerm app-defaults
> file, I suspect the latter, but thought I'd check for clarification.
If it depends on pre-existing app-defaults files (which is probably not a
good idea - maybe you should patch it to look for its own app-defaults
file) then it should depend on X11R6. For a.out format packages, that's
sufficient. ELF X packages should depend on libc5 (obviously) and
elf-x11r6lib (a slightly awkward package name that I had to retain for
compatibility with the interim elf-x11r6lib package).
I'd better get around to updating the virtual packages list soon.