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Re: Help (Was: Bug#167585: med-dent: dependency nonsense woth database)

On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 02:40:09PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:

> Thus I would like to hear the opinion of other developers how to cope
> with the following situation:
> Package A contains a client software or just depends from a browser
> or something similiar.  It depends from a server which is provided by
> package B.  I want to make sure that this server is accessible and
> running to ensure that package A works.

You don't need to depend on B: you can create a package "B-access" that
takes care to configure the system to access B and check that B is
actually reachable, then you make A depend on B-access.

Bye, Enrico

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