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Re: why no python, tcl, tk metapackage?

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 09:03:26AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Wait, tcl seems to be in the same state, both 8.3 and 8.4 installed,
> whats worse, many packages e.g. depend on tcl8.3 (>= 8.3.0), and not
> tcl (>= 8.3.0).  But a developer couldn't specify the latter because the
> version number is hardwired into the only available package's name.

Most of these packages include binaries linked with libtcl8.3.so.1 .

It would be completely wrong if the dependency wasn't on tcl8.3, theses 
programs wouldn't even start without tcl8.3 installed.



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       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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