Re: Announcing type-handling
On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 09:13:17AM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > > Do I need to special-case these, or do I get a list of those packages,
> > > or would apt support it?
> > The type-handling package Provides all of them. However, you can't assume
> > type-handling is installed. That's why type-handling provides negated
> > virtual packages (not+i386, etc).
> Am I correct in parsing your sentence that there is actually a package
> called 'type-handling' that has auto-generated dependency,
> and has the necessary 'Provides:' field to satisfy the
> Build-Dependency ?
Basicaly yes. type-handling has auto-generated Provides (see the source).
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