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Re: Proposal: a generic dpkg event hook broker

On Sun, 8 Jun 2003, Eduard Bloch wrote:

> #include <hallo.h>
> * Josselin Mouette [Sat, Jun 07 2003, 10:28:28PM]:
> > Le mar 03/06/2003 à 00:23, Adam Heath a écrit :
> > > Already being planned for dpkg 2.0.  Note, this has to be tied in with the
> > > status of the package being hooked, as the status changes state, so it really
> > > needs to be done in dpkg.
> >
> > In a similar manner, will something like "if packages A and B are
> > installed, then install package C" become possible ?
> > It would be really useful for stuff like specific l10n packages.
> Yeah, yet another developer agrees with me, see
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=77324. Conditional
> dependencies would also make other things things like CPU dependend
> package installation.

This won't be done as conditional dependencies.  You'll be able to do things

Depends: cpu-mmx
Conflicts: cpu-sse

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