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Re: Bug#434651: debian-policy: New virtual package: wims-extra

Magnus Holmgren <holmgren@lysator.liu.se> writes:
> On Wednesday 25 July 2007 17:35, José L. Redrejo wrote:

>> So, I propose to add this entry to the virtual package list:

>> wims-extra - extra exercises, translations and modules that enhance wims
>> functionalities.

> I don't think you need to have wims-extra added to the virtual package
> names list. There is an exception in policy for virtual package names
> used "privately, amongst a cooperating group of packages", which the
> wims and wims-related packages seem to be.

Hm.  I have no idea what the boundaries of that exception should be and
what constitutes "privately, amongst a cooperating group of packages."  At
what point should a virtual package be listed?  We already list several
packages that seem possibly equivalent, such as ispell-dictionary.  I
certainly don't want to get in the way of anyone doing work, and I'm happy
for this to be an exception, but it would be good to sort out just what
the exception is.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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