Re: splitting xpdf
On Thu, 13 Dec 2001, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 11:05:33PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> > Yes, exactly. Debian is not just about having a consistent set of
> > dependencies. It's about maintaining a system across upgrades. And, this
> > change would break users systems, when binaries suddenly went missing.
> Fine. Could you please provide some suggestions on how to split
> xpdf cleanly, rather than just being critical?
apt-get install xpdf must provide the same set of binaries/other files. That
is the only restriction.
What files you put in which debs doesn't matter, as long as the above command
does not change what the user would have installed on their system.
After the above change has been released into a stable version of Debian, then
we can remove the meta package.