Re: how to split packages
On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 10:28:22PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> When splitting a package, one tends to create a new package
> containing a portion of the original, like
> proggie and proggie-extra, with
> proggie suggesting proggie-extra.
> However, this breaks build-depends/upgrade with apt-get, and
> what else.
> To avoid it, if it is possible, it could be done this way:
> "proggie-core" contains the core material, and
> "proggie" contains the extra programs, and depend on "proggie-core"
If you are using Depends instead of Recommends or Suggests, there is
usually no point in splitting the package at all.