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Re: Dependencies on kernel-image-x.y [was: NPTL support in kernel 2.4 series]

Le lundi 24 janvier 2005 à 15:19 +0100, Wouter Verhelst a écrit :
> > What if we removed all dependencies on mail-transport-agent,
> > just because the user can install a random MTA by himself ? 
> We won't, because that would be silly. And even if it weren't, this
> still isn't relevant; we have mail-transport-agent available to declare
> a dependency on, because it is possible. We don't have nptl available to
> declare a dependency on, because that simply isn't possible.

We can't list all features of some package in the Provides: field. When
we need a feature that was added in some version of a package, there are
versioned dependencies. In Debian, NPTL is available in the kernel since
version 2.6. It's as simple as that.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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