re:Virtual package: postscript-preview
On Fri, 12 Jan 1996, brian (b.c.) white wrote:
> >As I have recieved neither positive nor negative response to the idea of
> >'postscript-preview' being added to the virtual-package-names-list.text I
> >have added this package name to the list and uploaded the list to:
> >ftp.debian.org/debian/private/project/Incoming for the replacement of the
> >file in /debian/project/standards.
> If two packages provide "postscript-preview", will it be considered a
> conflict? If so, then this might not be a good idea. There may be
> cases where people want two different postscript viewers on their machine.
It was my understanding that the provides field was created specificaly
so that more than one package could provide a feature, thus releaving
depends from having to specify multiple package dependance when really
only one feature needed to be supplied.
> Alternatively, there could be yet another control field to specify
> virtual package names that are provided but can be provided by more
> than one package.
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