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Re: No grouping or AND operator for `depends:' ?

On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 11:55:14AM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> The imgsizer package currently depends on `imagemagick' to
> identify image sizes in tags.  But imagemagick is a big package
> (916K on i386) and imgsizer also works without imagemagick (with
> its `-m' option) if both the `file' and `libjpeg-progs' packages
> are installed (about 200K combined size).
> I need a depends line with grouping like:
> Depends: imagemagick|{file, libjpeg-progs}, perl5
> I didn't see this in the packaging manual.  Is there a supported
> syntax to do this?

No, but it should be possible to put your expression in conjunctive normal

imagemagick | (file & libjpeg-progs)


imagemagick | file, imagemagick | libjpeg-progs

Think about it, I think that's right...


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