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Re: Proposal for a new package relationship option

On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 01:15:08AM +0200, Gil Bahat wrote:
> Definition:
> Package X discourages Package Y when the two packages can exist in 
> a stable setup, but may require specific configuration to co-exist,
> or their conjunction might cause potentially undesireable effects.

I think such two packages must not exist. Either they conflict, or they
don't. The default configuration for non-conflicting packages should always
allow for a peaceful coexistence, without undesireable effects whatsoever.

Wishy-washy conflicts will only add confusion to our packaging system.


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