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Re: print-system virtual package?

On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 10:44:05AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 14-May-07, 14:40 (CDT), Andreas Fester <Andreas.Fester@gmx.de> wrote: 
> > I was just investigating a bug where the issue seems
> > that no print system is installed
> > (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=420746)

> > That raised the question: would it make sense to add a
> > virtual package like "print-system" or similar, which
> > is provided by cupsys-client, lpr et al. and which I
> > can suggest or recommend in my package?

> Well, given the specific error:

> $ qcad
> libcups.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

> I don't think you need a virtual depends, but instead an explicit
> Depends: cupsys-client.

Well, no; qcad needs to be fixed to use the fully qualified library name
with soname included, instead of assuming it can open any file name
'libcups.so' (even if present) and get the interface it's looking for.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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