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Re: Bug#9037: Kernel-source has Recommends and Suggests that don't exist

>>"Dirk" == Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@rosebud.sps.queensu.ca> writes:

Dirk> Package: kernel-package Version: 3.27

Dirk> The file /usr/src/linux/debian/control has the following
Dirk> Recommends: and Suggests: fields:

Dirk> Recommends: libc-dev, gcc
Dirk> Suggests: ncurses-dev, tk-dev

Dirk> but the packages you mean are probably
Dirk> libc5-dev ncurses3.0-dev tk4{0,1,2}-dev

Dirk> Maybe something like tk-dev or ncurses-dev is a good enough idea
Dirk> for a virtual package, but it doesn't seem to exist right now.

	Then we should move to add these to the packages list. In any
 case these are provided by the actual packages themselves (and
 rightly so), and I am closing this bug. (I am including excerpts from
 the latest Packages files: look at the provides fields).

	IMHO these virtual package names provide a useful level of
 indirection and should be added to the virtual packages list. I'm
 copying this to the developers list.


Package: ncurses3.0-dev
Priority: optional
Section: devel
Maintainer: Michael Alan Dorman <mdorman@lot49.med.miami.edu>
Architecture: i386
Source: ncurses 1.9.9e-1
Version: 1.9.9e-1
Provides: ncurses-dev, ncurses-developer
Depends: ncurses3.0, libc5-dev
Conflicts: ncurses, ncurses-developer, ncurses21-dev, ncurses-dev
Filename: unstable/binary-i386/devel/ncurses3.0-dev_1.9.9e-1.deb
Size: 746874
MD5sum: 34a64bf844fa36cc571db197742812fe
Description: Video terminal manipulation: Developer's libraries and docs.
 This package contains the header files, static, and profiling
 libraries and symbolic links that developers using ncurses will need.

Package: tk42-dev
Priority: optional
Section: devel
Installed-Size: 1311
Maintainer: David Engel <david@debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Source: tk
Version: 4.2p2-4
Provides: tk-dev
Depends: tcl76-dev (>= 7.6-0), xlib6-dev (>= 3.2-0), tk42 (= 4.2p2-4)
Conflicts: tk, tk-dev
Filename: unstable/binary-i386/devel/tk42-dev_4.2p2-4.deb
Size: 793672
MD5sum: 60cdeb274997404b70e4cd9ddc1e3d1f
Description: The Tk toolkit for TCL and X11 v4.2 - Development Package.
 Tk is an X11 toolkit that provides the Motif look and feel and is
 implemented using the Tcl scripting language.

Package: libc5-dev
Priority: standard
Section: devel
Installed-Size: 3500
Maintainer: David Engel <david@debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Source: libc
Version: 5.4.23-2
Replaces: ppp (<< 2.2.0f-22)
Provides: libc-dev
Depends: libc5 (= 5.4.23-2)
Conflicts: libc (<< 4.6.27-11), libc-dev
Filename: unstable/binary-i386/devel/libc5-dev_5.4.23-2.deb
Size: 857652
MD5sum: 148e879e8ec05d2e410e0215dc2399b9
Description: The Linux C library version 5 (development files).
 Includes libc headers, kernel headers (v2.0.29) and static

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