Re: Dependencies on kernel-image-x.y [was: NPTL support in kernel 2.4 series]
On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 03:45:49PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> 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.
Well, yeah; but it /still/ isn't possible to depend on a 2.6 kernel and
assume all will suddenly work well.
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