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

On Mon, Sep 28, 1998 at 11:35:43AM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> Quoting Federico Di Gregorio (fog@pcamb6.irfmn.mnegri.it):
> >     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. 
> Why?

Because I don't like very much fast-and-ugly hacks. If the .deb is
required for some reason it is wellcome, if it is only there because
dpkg requires a valid .deb let's patch dpkg and remove it.
> > Maybe a flag in the Package entry ("Super: yes" ?) that tells dpkg and
> > apt to NOT search for the .deb?
> So it can't be used without a major upgrade...

Why? Super packages can depend opn the right version of dpkg/apt.


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