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Re: Bug#23436: vrwave should maybe go in contrib?

On Mon, Jun 15, 1998 at 11:04:04PM +0200, Remco Blaakmeer wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Jun 1998, Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a wrote:
> > 
> > 	Well, vrwave only needs a java runtime environment to run. The
> > dependancies I've marked are related to jdk 1.1 (jdk1.1-runtime) or jdk
> > 1.0.2 (jdk-shared OR jdk-static). Alas, I sent a mail to wnpp because I
> > don't like this either, I would prefer a "Depends: java (=> 1.0.2)" and
> > let the package manager figure out if the dependancy is fulfilled with any
> > version of Java runtime you have.
> You can't do that because of a limitation in dpkg. If a package Provides:
> java and another package Depends: java (=> 1.0.2), the former package can
> never satisfy this dependency. To satisfy this versioned dependency,
> you'll have to have a package that is actually called "java" and has
> version 1.0.2 or higher.
> > 	AFAIK there are other runtime environments (kaffee?) that would go
> > into "main", but since there is no virtual package as of now, and I really
> > haven't tried it with these (maybe you could help?) the Dependancies are
> > as shown.

I remember to see some place for this issue in the policy but dpkg has
already enough bugs against version dependencies for going to a feature-add
[but may be is it the right time?] Virtual package version dependencies
are something often ask and even apt is ready for it [According to the doc].

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