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Re: dict-client virtual package name

Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> writes:

> On 08-Dec-01, 14:50 (CST), Bob Hilliard <hilliard@debian.org> wrote: 
> >      I propose that dict-client be added to the list of virtual
> > package names.  AFAIK, this would apply to dict, gdict, kdict and
> > serpento.  Are there any other dict clients in the distribution?
> And what purpose does that serve? The mere fact that programs serve
> similar purposes does not justify a virtual package. The point of a
> virtual package is to allow other packages to depend on a specific
> interface. What will depend on "dict-client"? What is the standard
> interface provided by such a client?

     The various dictionary packages (dict-*) and dict servers (dictd
and serpento) would recommend (in English = Suggest in dselectspeak)
dict-client.  dict and the other dict clients would provide
dict-client.  The standard interface is the DICT protocol, specified
by RFC2229.

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