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Re: dkms needs a pre-depends entry (Policy 3.5)

On 07/20/2010 09:50 PM, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 21:44:21 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>> On 07/20/2010 09:08 PM, Philipp Kern wrote:
>>> Well, that lsb_release is written in Python is just an implementation
>>> detail, no?  So it just should not be the responsibility of the caller.
>> It should as you can't assume that your dependencies are configured when your
>> own package is being configured (Debian Policy 3.5).
> Where in 3.5 do you read that?

Sometimes, a package requires another package to be installed and configured
before it can be installed. In this case, you must specify a Pre-Depends entry
for the package.

We have exactly this case here. lsb_release needs to be configured first.

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