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.