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Re: how to deal with packages depending on mysql-server

On Tue, 25 Jul 2006 09:49:06 +0100
Steve Kemp <skx@debian.org> wrote:

>   How about:
>     Depends: mysql-remote-server | mysql-server
>   Then create a dummy "mysql-remote-server" package which (possibly
>   conflicts with mysql-server) could be used to satisfy dependencies
>   only?

If you want to add extra packages for dependencies only, Depends:
virtual-mysql-server and make mysql-remote-server provide that. Or let
it to user using equivs.

> On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 10:21:03AM +0200, Michal ??iha?? wrote:
> > I think suggests is enough for this case. Having two packages just
> > because of different dependencies is overcomplicated.
>   Suggests works for me,but I do think there is a bit of simplification
>  in the idea of a virtual package..

mysql-remote-server might help with dbconfig-common, but I don't know
how that beast works.

	Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com | http://blog.cihar.com

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