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 (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > 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.
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.