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Re: Paper on init scripts and Debian (debconf2)

On Thu, Jul 04, 2002 at 09:27:26AM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> >Why not use a virtual package (initscripts or so) on which an essential
> >package (like sysvinit) depends? That way you can easily replace the
> >initscripts.
> Ah, so
> sysvinit-bin Depends: initscripts-base
> initscripts-sysvinit: Provides: initscripts-base
> initscripts-bsd: Provides: initscripts-base

Why've you got sysvinit renamed to sysvinit-bin? Essential packages should
Pre-Depend: rather than Depend: on packages they need in almost all cases.

> What was the official procedure again to register virtual packages?

File a bug on debian-policy?


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