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Re: per-architecture Provides field

On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 12:13:57AM -0700, Erast Benson wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 00:04 +0200, Loïc Minier wrote:
> >  Why not simply Provide: sunwlxsl all of the
> >  time, doesn't it provide sunwlxsl on other arches?
> But how? sunwlxsl is something which is only present in
> OpenSolaris-based derivatives, such as NexentaOS?

Assuming that the virtual package 'sunwlxsl' doesn't have conflicting
meanings on different architectures, I see no reason not to provide the
virtual package on all architectures.  Non-OpenSolaris derived architectures
may ignore the virtual package entirely, but that isn't harming anything.

I'm a bit confused about why you need to Provide a crazy sun package name,
though -- are you intending for the Debian packaging system to integrate
with the "native" packaging system somehow, and the two to cooperate?

- Matt

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