Re: How to write Build-Depends
Colin Watson <email@example.com> writes:
> Virtual packages are defined by the Provides: fields in package control
> files. The virtual-package-names-list.txt file in policy is simply a
> list of some of the more common ones.
This explanation is based on Section 7.4 of Debian Policy.
However, Section 2.3.5 says:
All packages should use virtual package names where appropriate, and
arrange to create new ones if necessary. They should not use virtual
package names (except privately, amongst a cooperating group of
packages) unless they have been agreed upon and appear in the list of
virtual package names.
This appears to be a conflict within policy. Should a bug be
filed against the debian-policy package to clarify this?
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