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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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