Re: Possibility for dependencies against specific kernel modules
On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 05:07:44PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> Bastian Blank wrote:
> > Because of some recent events, I thought about the possibility for
> > packages to depend against kernel module packages. As we don't want to
> > dictate the usage of Debian provided kernels, we need a last resort
> > fallback to the modules source.
> Exactly because of the option of using custom built kernels, virtualbox
> does not depend on the Debian modules packages, but only recommends them
> (which IMO is correct: the Debian module package will be installed by
> default, but you can skip/remove it if you don't need it).
No, it is not. Recommends are only tried during the first installation,
but this relation is version dependant.
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