Re: Uploaded man-db 2.3.10-61 (source i386) for unstable
On Sat, 28 Feb 1998 email@example.com wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 1998 at 07:29:52PM +0100, Christian Schwarz wrote:
> > On Fri, 27 Feb 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > * To avoid the error "pager: No such file" when a newer man is used
> > > without upgrading any of the pagers in the system, I have added a
> > > bogus pager "/usr/sbin/man-pager", which points to /bin/more,
> > > installed through update-alternatives with a weight very light (1).
> > > Probably the Right-Thing-To-Do (TM) is to add a VP "pager" and ask
> > > all pager installing /usr/bin/pager to Provide: it (at least
> > > util-linux). Later man-db could Depends: on it :-)
> > I don't like this solution. The util-linux package is Essential and
> > installs `more', so this pager is always available. If you want to get
> > sure /usr/bin/pager is available, you could depend on the appropriate
> > version of the util-linux package.
> Humm, you are right; in fact the depends would anyway force the upgrade
> of just util-linux ...
> ... but thinking better neither is the right solution.
> In fact what I needed was a solution thet could work also on bo, and I
> know that none of those pagers is available in bo-unstable.
I don't think we should care that much about bo-unstable here. After all,
there is no official policy to have every program portable to bo-unstable.
We should not accept `bad' solutions in our packages just to make them fit
Therefore, I'd suggest you remove the "man-pager" hack again, and add an
appropriate "Depends: base-files (>= xx.yy)" to the package, and just
don't upload this to bo-unstable.
Is this ok with you?
-- Christian Schwarz
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