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Re: "super" pkgs (was Re: Back to RedHat)


    IMHO "super" packages are a very good *local* solution (I use
them too) but for the Offcial Dist I would like to see implemented
something that doesn't require an empty .deb file. Maybe a flag
in the Package entry ("Super: yes" ?) that tells dpkg and apt to
NOT search for the .deb?

My 0.02$, federico

On Sun, Sep 27, 1998 at 04:24:22PM -0400, Adam P. Harris wrote:
> FWIW, I locally maintain a "super" package which is basically empty
> but contains only dependancies.  It's purpose is local: I want to make
> sure that the SGML packages used by documenters are the correct
> version.  I use versioned dependancies to ensure that the proper
> versions are used.
> This seems to work quite well.  Again, it's what I consider a *local*
> only solution.  I maintain on internal servers a distribution point,
> which can be added to /etc/apt/sources.list.  I even have a
> dupload.conf entry for the upload point.
> As for shipping a pkg-selecting depends-only ("super") package for
> Debian itself, I think interested parties should fork off on their own
> and go ahead and try it out for a bit.  Only then will we be in a
> position to evaluate whether it's appropriate for inclusion in Debian
> itself.
> .....A. P. Harris...apharris@onShore.com...<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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