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Re: Misclassification of packages; "libs" and "doc" sections

On 10-Oct-00, 03:18 (CDT), Junichi Uekawa <dancer@netfort.gr.jp> wrote:
> We can use "Provides" in this way, can't we? Providing more
> virtual-package names in the policy.

No, you can't use "Provides" that way. Its purpose is to provide a
general function (which we call a "virtual package") upon which other
packages can Depend/Recommend/Suggest. Using it for other purposes could
cause severe breakage. "Keywords" is a much better choice.

Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
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