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Re: Spliting packages between pkg and pkg-data

On Mon, 21 Nov 2005, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 10:47:18AM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > 4. Also IMHO one should at the very least suggest the main package from the
> >    -data package.  This helps the users of non-crappy apt frontends to
> >    track the main package starting from the -data package.  Relying on
> >    package naming alone for this is suboptimal at best.
> Enrico Zini proposed to use Enhances: instead which seems more correct
> than Suggests. 

What does Enhances do *exactly*? Or is it just "for reference purposes" and
the tools are free to use it as they will (and dpkg/apt itself will just
ignore it)?

Last time I checked, it was a "for reference purposes only" thing, so it may
not be as functional as a suggests. You can always add both, of course.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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