On tisdagen den 29 juni 2010, Josselin Mouette wrote: > Le dimanche 27 juin 2010 à 14:27 +0200, Marc Haber a écrit : > > The problem is that we don't properly distinguish between "foo needs > > bar during installation or foo's installation will fail" and "foo > > needs bar to be installed or foo will not work". One could express > > this via Recommends, but the sheer wording is too lose for this. > > Yes. A possible solution would be to introduce a new type of dependency. > I’m not sure the number of impacted packages justifies the amount of > work. Just introduce the new, looser type of dependency; all the packages that could use it instead of Depends don't have to be changed at once. -- Magnus Holmgren email@example.com Debian Developer
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