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Re: mass bug filing on packages that are blocking use of cdebconf

Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> writes:
> On Tue, 2 Aug 2005, Joey Hess wrote:

>> debconf-2.0 was added to policy as a virtual package in 2002 and has
>> been provided by debconf since 2003. In early 2004, dh_installdebconf
>> began automatically adding it as an alternate to debconf in
>> dependencies it generates for packages using debhelper.

> Hmmm, I'm using dh_installdebconf in all my packages but there is
> no such thing as adding something to the dependencies.  Did I missed
> something?

${misc:Depends} will add the appropriate dependency; use it rather than
an explicit debconf dependency.

> BTW, why isn't there a lintian check which reports this problem?

Probably just because no one has written one yet.  :)

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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