Re: splitting packages - Huston, we have a problem.
Joseph Carter wrote:
> It happened with netstd and telnet/telnetd, it's happening again with X.
> Packages split as the upstream source becomes bigger and things are needed
> to be split. It just happens.
> However, there is currently no way to know what package something came from!
> I just found out the only problem a friend had with X was that he was using
> apt and didn't realize the package had split and so when he did apt-get
> upgrade it only upgraded part of his X configuration. He was also hit by
> the netstd/telnet split.
> We need some kind of line in control that apt/dselect understand to tell
> them that the packages just split. dpkg probably doesn't need to know/care
> about it.
> An example, twm:
> Upgrades-from: xbase (< whatever version they split at)
For me this looks more like a Suggests or even a stronger Recommends
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