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Re: package dependencies

On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 04:47:16AM -0500, Moe Aboulkheir wrote:
> i am looking to create a .deb package of my program, however it has a
> dependency that isn't included in debian.  do i declare this
> dependency in the .deb file even though its seemingly meaningless
> because it cant be installed (b/c its not there) and/or can i have the
> package i depend on also included in the debian distro if my
> submission is accepted?  (if so how?)

Packages with broken dependencies can only exist in contrib, not in the
main archive.

Why is the dependency not in Debian?

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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