Re: "super" pkgs (was Re: Back to RedHat)
On Tue, Sep 29, 1998 at 07:26:36AM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> Quoting Federico Di Gregorio (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > Yes. The problem of super-packages is that if you install, say, 20
> > normal packages by a single "click", you expect to remove them the
> > same way... Maybe we need to update dpkg/apt anyway...
> It wouldn't hurt to add that, but I think it can be done in a compatible
> manner. That is, new versions of apt could support some kind of removal
> option, but super packages would still work in older systems.
dpkg supports new keywords by simply ignoring the ones he doesn't
know the meaning. It's easy to introduce a new keyword recognized
by dpkg/apt >= x.x. Ciao,