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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