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Re: Possibility for dependencies against specific kernel modules

Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 05:07:44PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
>> 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.

I guess one solution could be to have virtualbox-ose not depend on 
virtualbox-modules, but on virtualbox-ose-modules-$ABI.

But I'd really hate for any solution to this to force me to install 
packages I don't use or need on the system. Maybe virtualbox could also 
build some empty dummy modules package that has a provides which always 
satisfies the virtualbox-ose-modules-$ABI.

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