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Re: Help wanted for packaging postgresql application

On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 04:50:03PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 09:56:04PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > I want to package GnuMed which is a Python application accessing
> > PostgreSQL server.
> > 
> >      http://bugs.debian.org/166282
> > 
> > It comes with a Python bootstrap routine.  That means the postinst script
> > would need a working Python and PostgreSQL server installed.
> > 
> > I think I would solve this by a simple check whether Python and PostgreSQL
> > are working. If not I would use a Debconf message to tell the user, what
> > to do after installation of all prerequsites is done.  If there is any
> > better way to accomplish this I would be happy for hints.
> For python, you only need to declare Depends: python to ensure that python
> is installed and configured when your postinst runs.

Wouldn't you need predepends?

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