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Re: splitting packages - Huston, we have a problem.



On Mon, Oct 26, 1998 at 02:38:23AM +0100, Martin Schulze 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
> line.

But it's versioned, Suggests is not.

-- 
Show me the code or get out of my way.

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