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Re: per-architecture Provides field

On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 12:18 +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
> 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? And I'd like to
> > putback libxslt change (and similar) to upstream, so other derivative
> > will not be polluted with mis-provided packages.
> So why not have an OpenSolaris core set of metapackages, with a sunwlxsl
> package that Depends on libxslt1, instead of polluting every package
> with this port-specific stuff?

Indeed. I think this is a right way to go, and in fact, would be easier
to maintain over time, since all glue meta information would be
concentrated in one place.


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