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Re: Bug#443769: rt2500-source: Missing dependency on bzip2

On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 08:43:09PM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> * Hamish Moffatt [Mon, 24 Sep 2007 10:18:34 +1000]:
> > Perhaps rt2500-source should recommend bzip2? The relationship seems to
> > fit the definition - a package that is usually installed along with it
> > but not strictly required.
> Can you tell us in which "unusual installation" is a package that *only*
> ships /usr/src/rt2500.tar.bz2 useful *at all* without bzip2 installed?

There are other tools which can read bzip2 files (eg Python's bz2
module, and the tarfile wrapper module). Or Compress::Bzip2 for Perl
which is also in the archive.

The dependency really belongs with the consumer of the data eg 
module-assistant rather than the provider. Packages that purely 
provide PDF files don't depend on PDF tools, although some suggest it.

module-assistant happens to call "tar xjf" and should therefore 
depend on bzip2 (bug filed), but could equally use libcompress-bzip2-perl.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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