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Re: New virtual packages: lv2-plugin and lv2-host

Alessio Treglia <alessio@debian.org> writes:

> Why tightening up rules? Policy §3.6 does not pretend packages to meet
> any specs nor comply with common interfaces, it just says "Sometimes
> there are several packages which offer more-or-less the same
> functionality. In this case, it's useful to define a virtual package
> whose name describes that common functionality."

The question is: *why* is it useful?  What is it useful *for*?

If it's not useful for anything, then we shouldn't incur the overhead of
defining it and expecting maintainers to use it.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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