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Re: Spliting packages between pkg and pkg-data


Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

I guess it is a philosofical question about the functionality provided
by foo-data.  If the provided functionality is "a set of data usable
by other packages, for example package 'foo', then it is providing its
functionality without a depend on foo.  If it is providing the
functionality "working program foo", then of course, it need to depend
on foo.

No, it needs to Recommend foo, not Depend on it. Otherwise you end up with a dependency loop.


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