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Re: Dependencies of metapackages

but if you mean strict "meta" as in it has no files but depends on real specific libraried packages ...

as far as I know strict "meta" are already well versioned and any package, such as perl, acts as a "meta" in some way by depending on other versions of packages to "fully install" - in the sense of how you are discussing whether metas can have version - though it has a few initial files installed.

what is important is that metas and virtuals are not mixed together and kept far apart is what I'd say

Vincent Danjean wrote:
On 30/08/2011 16:46, Andreas Tille wrote:
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 11:27:48AM +0100, Wolodja Wentland wrote:
It is my impression that the problems mentioned in my initial mail can be
solved by changing metapackages (like those mentioned by Cyril in his
reply) to use Recommends instead of Depends.

What happens when a new Recommends is added to a meta-package. Is it installed
by default by APT ?
Can we add version information (>= X.Y) to Recommends? I'm not sure it is
useful for the APT point of view.


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