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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 16:02 +0100, Wouter Verhelst a écrit :
> > 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.

Just like it isn't possible to depend on mail-transport-agent and assume
all will suddenly work well, as the user can deactivate it by changing
files in /etc.

However, the dependency will guarantee it will work well with the
default setup.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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