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Updated Virtual Package Name List


Below is an authoritative list of virtual package names currently
in-use or proposed and not objected to.  Please check the list below
for things relevant to your packages.

New packages MUST use virtual package names where appropriate (this
includes making new ones - read on).

Packages MUST NOT use virtual package names (except privately, amongst
a cooperating group of packages) unless they have been agreed upon and
appear in this list.

The latest version of this file can be found in
on your local Debian FTP site.

The procedure for updating the list is as follows:

1. Post to debian-devel saying what names you intend to use or what
   other changes you wish to make.

2. Wait a few days for comment.

3. Mail the maintainer of the virtual package name list (Warwick Harvey
   <warwick@cs.mu.OZ.AU>) notifying him of the consensus reached (or
   your suggestions if noone objected).  Please include a proposed brief
   description of the new virtual name(s) for the list.  The list
   maintainer will then post the new list to debian-devel and upload it
   to the FTP site.

4. Go and use the new or changed names.

(based on earlier version by Ian J.)

Now, the list:

X Windows:
X11R5                   XFree86 R5, including base system (obsolete)
xR5shlib                XFree86 R5 shared library only
X11R6                   XFree86 R6, including base system
xR6shlib                XFree86 R6 shared library only
xlibraries              XFree86 R6 shared library or stub library
xserver                 Any X server (used by other X packages)

libc.so.4               An a.out shared C library, version 4.x.x.
info-browser            Something that can browser GNU Info files
kernel-source           Kernel source code
kernel-headers          Kernel header files (<linux/*.h>, <asm/*.h>)
kernel-image            Kernel image ( vmlinuz, System.map, modules )
httpd                   Any HTTP server
postscript-viewer       Anything that can display Postscript files
postscript-preview      Any preprocessor that creates Postscript output
metafont                The TeX Metafont program
dvilj, dvips            Provided by dviljk, dvipsk (? - iwj)
www-browser             Something that can browse html files
awk                     Anything providing suitable /usr/bin/{awk,nawk}
c-shell                 Anything providing a suitable /usr/bin/csh
pdf-viewer              Anything that can display PDF files
pdf-preview             Any preprocessor that creates PDF output
compress                Anything that provides a true BSD compress command
emacs                   Anything that provides the emacs editor

News and Mail:
mail-transport-agent    Mail transport agents (Smail, Sendmail, &c)
mail-reader             Mail user agents (Pine, Elm, mailx, &c)
news-transport-system   Local news system (INN, C News or B News)
news-reader             Any news reader (trn, tin, &c)
inews                   /usr/bin/inews - local or remote news poster
pgp                     A version of PGP (International or US)
imap-client             Any mail reader capable of accessing remote mail
                        folders using the IMAP protocol (e.g. Pine)
imap-server             Any IMAP mail server

Names of superseded packages Provided by the current ones:
gs_x, gs_svga, gs_both  Provided by Ghostscript (gs).  Use gs.
xpmR6                   Provided by xpm.  Use xpm.

Change history:
22 Sep 1995 Ian Jackson         Initial revision.
26 Mar 1996 Andrew Howell       Added www-browser.
11 May 1996 Manoj Srivastava    Added kernel-image, added new location of
                                this file
19 May 1996 Warwick Harvey      Took over maintenance of list, changed
                                instructions for updating list
25 Jul 1996 Warwick Harvey      Added awk as per Chris Fearnley's suggestion
                                Added c-shell, which seemed to have dropped
                                off at some stage
 2 Aug 1996 Added pdf-{viewer,preview}, compress, emacs
 5 Aug 1996 Added imap-{client,server}

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