Michael Hanke <firstname.lastname@example.org> (04/01/2011): > The likelihood of Debian having a package that actually provides > matlab seems to be rather low. If it ever happens this package would > be obsolete and could be removed. Then there should be no matlab package, at all. > I assume you want to point to the problem of some people having > matlab packages that actually contain the binaries, right? How does > Debian deal with this issue? Could we have a 'skype' package? No. When I install “foo”, I expect “foo” to be installed after the dpkg run, regardless of what “foo” is. Except if I'm installing something labelled explicitly as being an installer. > What name do you suggest? Maybe 'matlab-package'? matlab-installer? That seems to match a bunch of packages at least, see: $ apt-cache search -- -installer$ KiBi.
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