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Re: /usr/man -> /usr/share/man, etc

On 13-Jun-00, 23:40 (CDT), Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick@debian.org> wrote: 
> > 2. The dependency is not real: the package's functionality does not
> > depend on man-db. Suppose I'm building a firewall: I don't need the
> > manpages, and I certainly don't need the man program(s).
>  No, it's not a problem. The proper way to implement this is to add a
> `Conflicts' with older versions of man-db.

Hmmm, yeah, a Conflicts would work.  Except for point three. And the
fact that installing one package from potato that used the Conflict
would force an upgrade.

> > 3. It won't work. The actual desired dependency is on the content of a
> > configuration file, which won't be updated if the user has edited the
> > manpath config file.
>  Uh? Who cares? Dependencies have always worked this way.

Huh? No, the vast majority of dependencies are on functionality, not

I guess it just seems to me to be a lot of work to implement a huge
hammer to pound down a very small nail. Just put it in the upgrade docs.


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